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Stewart Island Bibliography

Both Sails Ashore & Kowhai Lane have extensive libraries of local interest reference books and DVD’s. And we have used these to assist with the various information pages we have on this web site. The bibliography below are designed to reflect the four main interest streams.

This web site also draws on 40 odd years of Island life and on many many fascinating hours spent talking with “old Islanders”. Many of whom are now sadly gone. Their memories and stories gave substance to the magic of Stewart Island

And some of those memories have been given to us in the shape of old books and albums. One we were very grateful to receive was an album of photos and short descriptions put together by one of the New Zealanders who crewed on one of the Norwegian Whaling Expeditions in the 1920’s. The “Whaling Base” in Paterson Inlet is a tangible link with that interesting chapter in Island life.

 RakiuraHoward0 589 00901 X
 William StewartRoss0 909 434 28 8
 The Stewart IslandersSansom0 589 00454 9
 In the Grip of an IslandSansom0 908629 00 1
 Brother WholersNatusch0 473 01611 7
 Stewart Island ExploredHall Jones0 908629 42 7
 Titi HeritageWilson0 9597554 4 6
 Roy Traill of Stewart IslandNatusch 
 John BoultbeeA.C. & N.C. Begg0 7233 0604 4
HISTORY Kaipipi Shipyards & Ross Sea Whalers Watt0 9597719 1 3
HISTORY The Whalers Base Watt 
 Foveaux Whaling Yarns of Yankee Jack Richards0 908774 12 5
 Tutakiwa …. Maori Place Names … Ashwell 0 473 08325 6
  The Whaling Trade in Old New Zealand Rickard 
 Out of Tune (Novel)Orwin1 877135 90 9
 Pegasus TinPetchey0-478-14118-1
 In the Wake of a Sealer Kelly0 473 10091 6
 Sealers & Whalers in NZ waters Grady0 474 0050 8
 Traditional Lifeways of Southern MaoriBeattie0 908569 79 3
  Rakiura HeritagePeat978-0-478-14820-6
 Flora of New Zealand (vols 1, 11, 111,)Allan, Galloway 
 Stewart Island Plants Wilson 
 Eagles Trees & Shrubs of NZEagle00 00 216532 5
 Eagles Complete Trees and Shrubs of NZEagle978 0 909010 08 9
FLORA NZ Native Orchids St George 1 86962 040 2
 NZ FernsCrookes & Dobbie 
 Common Ferns & Fern AlliesParkinson0 7900 0698 7
 Mushrooms & Other Fungi of New ZealandRidley & Horne978-1-86966-134-2
SCENIC RakiuraBrown 
GENERAL INTEREST Stewart Island The Last RefugeBrinkmann & Peat1 86941 165 X
  Jerimiah’s Journey Leask 978-0-473-17915-1
  The Dark Side of the Wave Paul Caffyn 978-0-9583584-6-0
 Discover Stewart IslandSouth Coast Productions 
 The Titi Islands A Paradise RestoredSouth Coast Productions 
DVD’s The Grey Ghosts of Stewart IslandSouth Coast Productions 
 Primeval ParadiseUlva Island Trust 
 Octopus GardenNatural History Unit 

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz