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    Iokea (Port Chalmers, Jokea, Lokea) Gulf Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan

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Justin Taylan 2007
Lat 8° 25' 0S Long 146° 16' 0E  Iokea is a coastal village on the southern coast of New Guinea in Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea. Also known as "Jokea" or "Lokea". Located near the provincial border between Gulf Province and Central Province roughly eighty miles to the east is Port Moresby. To the south is Sarota.

In 1883, London Missionary Society (LMS) Reverend James Chalmers arrived at this location to conduct missionary activities. Afterwards, the Iokea area was renamed "Port Chalmers" in honor of Rev. James Chalmers. During the Pacific War, still known by this name.

London Missionary Society Church
Church built by the London Missionary Society. The plaque outside reads: 'To commemorate the landing of Tamate - Rev. James Chalmers Oct 8, 1883'. A area was renamed Port Chalmers.

London Missionary Society House
Missionary home, abandoned.

Iokea Airport
Built postwar disused today.

A-20G-20-DO Havoc Serial Number 42-86778
Pilot Short ditched March 12, 1944

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August 7, 2020


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