Judge Foulds farewelled

Mt Hagen resident Judge, Justice Harold Terrence Foulds was fare welled today, by the Judiciary, members of the PNG Law Society and the legal fraternity in a special Supreme Court ceremonial sitting at Waignai.

The judge who served close to two years in Mt Hagen, was also bided farewell on Wednesday this week by the people of Western Highlands and Jiwaka provinces.

Justice Harold Terrence Foulds passed away after a short illness on 17 September 2018, in Mt Hagen, where he served as its third resident judge.

He commenced work with the Commonwealth Attorney General of Australia from 1971 to late 2016, where he dedicated his entire working life to serving the government and people of Australia.

He was sworn into office as a PNG Judge on 19 December 2016.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia said Judge Foulds worked long hours and moved many cases that had accumulated in Mt Hagen and in Minj, where he circuited from time to time.

“His personal life was exemplary. Stories have been abound in Mt Hagen of the kind of ordinary life he lived which appealed to everyone there- always high-spirited and motivated in his work and his association with others at the workplace and in the community, driving around in clear glass vehicle fearing no one, walking alone on the streets of Mt Hagen and becoming everyone’s friend in the process,” Sir Salamo added.

With his vast experience in public law and a judge, his passing left a big vacuum in the high courts. 

Judge Foulds was 69 years old. His casket will be accompanied back to Australia by his wife, youngest son and brother.

Sally Pokiton