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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Oban

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.


 

Oban, Stewart Island

Oban, Stewart Island


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