Eri, Vincent Serei 1936-1993
ERI, Vincent Serei 1936-1993
PERSONAL: Born September 12, 1936, in Moveave, Papua New Guinea; died May 25, 1993, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; married Margaret Karulaka; children: two daughters, four sons. Education: University of Papua New Guinea, B.A., 1970, additional study, 1970-71.
CAREER: Schoolteacher, 1956-66; Education Department, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, chief of operations, 1972-73; Information Department, Port Moresby, director, 1973-74; Papua New Guinea Foreign Service, consul general in Sydney, Australia, 1975-76, high commissioner in Canberra, Australia, 1976-79; Department of Transport and Civil Aviation, Port Moresby, director, 1980; Department of Defense, Port Moresby, director, 1981-82; Harrisons & Crosfield Ltd., personnel director, c. 1982-89; governor general of Papua New Guinea, 1990-91. People's Action Party (political party), cofounder, 1986, president, 1986-90. National Provident Fund Board, employers' representative, 1984; University of Papua New Guinea, chair of finance committee, 1984-90.
AWARDS, HONORS: Knighted, 1990.
The Crocodile (novel), Jacaranda Press (Milton, Queensland, Australia), 1970.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Contemporary Novelists, 5th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1991.
New York Times, May 27, 1993.