Madang Governor Peter Yama awarded the leaders on behalf of Governor General Sir Bob Dadae.
This was one of the main highlights of the 2018 Maborasa festival in Madang.
A total of 135 leaders were recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for their services to the people of Madang.
Governor Yama said this was history in the making as it was given to recipients in the province apart from its traditional venue at the Government House at Konedobu, in the nation's capital.
He thanked Sir Bob for his understanding and for recognising the recipients in the province.
Meantime, the Maborasa festival ended today on a high note with many describing it as significant breakthrough in the history of Madang Province.