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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Murderers Cove

Although Harold Ashwells book “Tutakiwa: Place Names of Rakiura” makes several references to Murderers Cove, and lists several landings within the cove he does not make any mention of a Maori Name for this important bay.

Deverells map of 1888 places Murderers Cove at the north end of the Island, but it is generally accepted that the present location is correct.


Murderers Cove ……  Remembers the massacre of a sealing gang off the Sealer Sydney Cove in 1810. 

Murderers Cove, Stewart Island Place Names, Sails Tours



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11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
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