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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Big & Little Hellfire

Ka One Rehu …..   “The Hazy or Misty Coast”  a real feature of this wild coast is the misty appearance resulting from heavy seas


 

Hellfire  …… A descriptive name, especially from the perspective of an old sailor viewing this wild coast from offshore.

Little Hellfire, Sails Ashore, Stewart island

Big Hellfire, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

The reefs and rocks in the sea off Big Hellfire, illustrating why the name “Hellfire”

 


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Stewart Island,
9846 NEW ZEALAND

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