Papua New Guinea
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Map of Morobe, highlighting Finschhafen
Finschhafen is a district on the northeast coast of the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea. Morobe Province (previously named Adolfhafen in German New Guinea) is a province on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania |||} This page is a list of districts and Local-Level Government areas of Papua New Guinea. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Morobe Province (previously named Adolfhafen in German New Guinea) is a province on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania It is named after the port of the same name.
The port was discovered in 1884 by the German researcher Otto Finsch. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch ( August 8 1839 - January 31 1917) was a German ethnographer naturalist and Explorer In 1885 the German colony in New Guinea created a town on the site and named it after the discoverer (-hafen = -harbor). Lutheran missionaries first settled the town. Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther Malaria was the bane of the town from the start with an epidemic in 1891 causing the colonists to briefly leave and only to return and then leave again ten years later in 1901. Malaria is a vector -borne Infectious disease caused by Protozoan Parasites It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions including Other New Guinea towns were favoured instead, especially Rabaul. Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province Papua New Guinea.
During the Second World War Finschhafen was fought over by Japan and Australia, along with the United States. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Japanese first occupied the town on 10 March 1942. Australian forces, as part of US Rear Admiral Daniel E. Barbey's task force, landed nearby and seized the town in October of 1943. Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey ( 23 December 1889 &ndash 11 March 1969) was an officer in the United States Navy who served in
Many of the original houses were destroyed and the city was re-developed somewhat further away in the proximity of the military airport built by the Japanese. The airport was established as an important base for the US army. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Today this airport is used for civilian use (designation FIN).
The district is commonly spelled "Finschaffen" in PNG media. The US World War II base is usually written as "Finschafen" and occasionally "Finschaven" is also used.
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|Bulolo District | Mumeng Rural | Waria Rural | Watut Rural | Wau-Bulolo Urban | Wau Rural|
|Finschhafen District | Hube Rural | Kotte Rural|
|Huon District | Morobe Rural | Salamaua Rural | Wampar Rural|
|Kabwum District | Deyamos Rural | Seko Rural | Yus Rural|
|Lae District | Ahi Rural | Lae Urban|
|Markham District | Onga-Waffa Rural | Umi-Atzero Rural | Wantoat-Leron Rural|
|Menyamya District | Aseki Rural | Kome Rural | Wapi Rural|
|Nawae District | Labuta Rural | Nabak Rural | Wain-Erap Rural|
|Tewae-Siassi District | Sialum Rural | Siassi Rural | Wasu Rural|