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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

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