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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Big & Little Moggy

Kakakau …..   “To Come into View Gradually” 


Mokinui …..  A “Maorification” of Big Moggy

Mokiiti   …..  A “Maorification” of Little Moggy

these names appear on an early map, but never seemed to have been in common usage


Big Moggy  …… “Named for an Australian Aboriginal woman who, with her infant child was castaway here.

more about “Moggy” can be found on our Blog Post “History Revealed

Big Moggy Island, Stewart Island Place Names, Sails Ashore.

This is a section of a 4th edition of an old map published 1955,
The Islands are named Mokinui & Mokiiti .
Perhaps a “Maorification” of Big and Little Moggy




Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



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


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