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Fly Point

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Fly Point Fly Point …..   Named for an ex-North Sea Trawler, used for transporting fish and timber around the Island. Wrecked on this point. but later refloated.      Fly Point, at the west end of Lonnikers Beach...

Joss Passage

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Joss's Passage Raukawa …..   “Bitter Leaf” may refer to the passage or perhaps to the point on the inshore side   Joss’s Passage  …… Named for Captain James Joss, a Scott who settled...

The Kaik

Stewart Island Place Names ……  The Kaik Te Wai Paua …..   “The Paua Waters” William Topi and around 40 others from Ruapuke set up a village here in 1843. Abandoned by 1890. Lease later by Captain Hansen and farmed for around 5 years  ...

Oyster cove

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Oyster Cove Whakatio …..   “Oyster Cove” A source of food for muttonbirders, until early fishermen “discovered” the hugh bed here in the 1800’s and virtually destroyed them in a few years...

North Arm – Paterson Inlet

Stewart Island Place Names ……  North Arm - Paterson Inlet Ka Moana E Rua …..   “The Two Seas” although attached to North Arm the name more correctly belongs to the area in front of the Freshwater River mouth and refers to the two head...