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Oban

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”...

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...