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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, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151

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