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Bunkers Island

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Hau Mai Te Raki …..   “Wind Blowing Hither from Heaven”   A comfort stop on the passage between Ruapuke and Rakiura


Bunkers Island  …… Named for Captain Eber Bunker, who arrived in 1809 on the vessel “Pegasus” on  a sealing expedition. They stuck a rock on the Island … not seriously … and named the Island Bunkers

The “Mummy” Islands …… A local name, as from the Village the Islands look like a reclining Egyptian mummy.


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11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151

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