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Deadmans Beach

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Deadmans Beach Simon’s Bay …..   The Simon family lived here, and supplied passing whalers with produce.    Deadmans Bay  …… many years ago a body washed ashore here   Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane &...

Ackers Point

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Ackers point Kairakau …..   “A party of warriors”    Ackers point  …… for Lewis Acker …  a native of New York (USA) and a harpooner who settled in Ackers Bay in the early 1840’s. He...

Garden Island

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Garden Island Motu Mara …..   “Garden Island”  probably a name post European settlement   Garden Island  …… Due to it’s proximity to Garden (Peters) Point   Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane &...

Jacky Lees Island

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Jacky Lees Island Puke Okaoka …..   “Nettle Hill” a traditional source of kelp from which Maori manufactured the :kits” to preserve mutton birds (titi)   Jacky Lees  …… after Jacky...

Te Rae O Patere

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Te Rae O Patere Te Rae O Patere …..   “The Forehead of Patere”  …. Patere is a mans name meaning dripping wet   Te Rae O Patere is the line of high cliffs between South Redhead and Doughboy Bay   Sails...