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“
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