9 Jan 2009

Australian plaque in PNG stolen again

2:35 pm on 9 January 2009

Thieves in Papua New Guinea have stolen an Australian War Memorial plaque for a second time, most likely to sell it to scrap metal dealers.

The bronze plaque was taken last month from the Australian War Memorial in Wau in Morobe province but it was later found in a scrap metal yard and restored to the memorial.

But thieves have since lifted it again.

Australia's acting High Commissioner to PNG, John Feakes, has condemned the act in a written statement.