Stewart Island Place Names... ... a residents view of some of our place names and their stories....
Many Stewart Island place names have suffered under a succession of map makers with many names altered in a quite cavalier fashion.
Historians have to a large extent managed to unravel these, but the story of some of course are lost in the mists of time.
The story of the Island comes to life in our Stewart Island Place Names. There are far too many to include them all here, but we hope to have some of the more interesting. The material comes from a variety of sources, some official, some from Maori and some commonly used local names. Where a place has (or has had) several names we will start with the Maori name, followed by successive names up to the present.
For further reading follow this link where you will find a short list of Island focused histories.
We welcome suggestions, brick bats and roses, as we don’t claim to be an authority by any means.
This is very much a work in progress, and pages will be added as time allows
Zoom the map in or out using the Google controls on the left.
Click in the appropriate Icon, and then on the link within the box to go to the Place Name Page
These links are more or less in clockwise direction around the Island, starting at North Island