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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...

Mount Rakiahua

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Mount Rakiahua Mauka Rakiahua …..   “To Build Up To The Sky”    Looking South from above the Freshwater River Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours 11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND...

South West Arm

Stewart Island Place Names ……  South West Arm O Rakihua …..   “Place of Heavenly Appearance”   South West Arm  …… A descriptive name Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours 11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW...

Tolson River

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Tolson River Tolson River …..   Named for Lance Tolson, a “gone ashore” Finnish seaman who  had a house here.   Tolson River is the left hand branch of the Freshwater River Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane...

Smiths Lookout

Stewart Island Place Names ……  Smiths Lookout Smiths Lookout …..   Named for Smith, 2nd Master, HMS Acheron   Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours 11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND +64 3 219 1151 Email:...