News: Congratulations Annette Parker

Lady Kaludia Matane, PNG Governor General Sir Paulias Matane and Sr Annette Parker OBE
Palms Australia would like to extend congratulations to Sr Annette Parker OLSH on her recent OBE for services to the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea.

Annette was one of Palms’ first volunteers, departing for Vunapope in 1962. Upon her return to Australia in 1964, Annette was voluntary secretary of PALMS for a year before entering the OLSH novitiate at Hartzer Park. She soon returned to PNG, working as an educator at Vunapope and Yule Island before taking up her current position as bursar at OLSH provincialate in Port Moresby.

Congratulations Annette on this well-deserved recognition of your commitment to your work in PNG.

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