Stewart Island Place Names ……
Oban ….. for the town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland
Halfmoon Bay ….. really an erroneous name, but taken from the “Bay” the village heads. Often shortened to ‘The Bay” This miss-named confusion was not helped by the then New Zealand Post, when they named the local Post Office “Halfmoon Bay”, rather than the correct village name of “Oban” or perhaps even Stewart Island. The real confusion arises when it’s realised that there is Halfmoon Bay in Auckland, and consequentially miss-directed mail a common occurrence.