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    Joyce Bay National Capital District (NCD) Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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December 29, 1943

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Justin Taylan 2004

Location
Joyce Bay borders the southern coast of New Guinea in present day National Capital District (NCD) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Vabukori to the west and Pari to the southeast. Located to the northwest is Port Moresby. Further to the southeast is and Pyramid Point. Offshore to the south is Nateara Reef.

Prewar
Prewar, the Pari Road connected Port Moresby to the western edge of Kila Drome (Kila Kila) facilitating road access to Joyce Bay and Pari.

Wartime
During the Pacific War, Pari village was in close proximity to Allied bases and camp areas and was frequently visited by servicemen to interact with villagers, watch sing sing dances or to purchase artifacts.

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February 4, 2018

 

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