- Finschhafen District
Infobox Papua New Guinea District
name = Finschhafen
province = mor
llgs = Hube Rural, Kotte Rural
pop = 45,266
Finschhafen is a district on the northeast coast of the Morobe province of
Papua New Guinea. It is named after the port of the same name.
The port was discovered in 1884 by the German researcher
Otto Finsch. In 1885 the German colony in New Guinea created a town on the site and named it after the discoverer ("-hafen = -harbor"). Lutheranmissionaries first settled the town. Malariawas 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. Other New Guinea towns were favoured instead, especially Rabaul.
During the Second World War Finschhafen was fought over by
Japanand Australia, along with the United States. 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 1943.
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. 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.
* [http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/png_finschafen.html Pacific Wrecks information]
* [http://www.world-airport-codes.com/papua-new-guinea/finschhafen-2313.html Airport information, including map]
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