Kiap, a Papua New Guinean creole word derived from the German Kapitän, Captain (Wikipedia)
= magistrate, patrol officer, member of the Court of Native Affairs (John J Murphy, The Book of Pidgin English, W.R. Smith & Paterson, 1943)
= a government official, the District Commissioner, the district officer (F Mihalic SVD, Dictionary and Grammar of Melanesian Pidgin, Jacaranda Press, 1971)
= government official in colonial days (CA Volker, ed, Tok Pisin-English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2008)
THERE is a kind of fraternity of old kiaps in Australia. They communicate with each other through the exkiap.net website, to a lesser extent through Una Voce, the journal of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia as well as at various get-togethers, the most prominent being a bi-annual event in Queensland (the next is scheduled for November this year).