The Tami Islands are a small island group located 13 km SSE of Finschhafen in the Huon Gulf (see also Solomon Sea). It is part of today's Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Topographical map of the Huon Peninsula and Tami Islands, showing the distance between Finschhafen and the Islands, and some of its features. Tami Islands, off the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea
Its people were known throughout the Solomon and South Sea islands for their distinctive wooden bowls, their religious figure carvings, and their ceremonial masks. During World War II, the islands were briefly occupied by the Japanese; Tami Islands were secured after the landings and Nassau Bay, Lae and Nadzab.