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Kawau Island

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Kawau Island

is under the control of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park Board, is a popular stopover for many of Auckland's yachtsmen and summer vacation, excursion, picnic place.
It is also a popular retirement place and only about 8 km off the main land.
The island's settlement goes back to Maori times and have an interesting European times history as well.
In the 1850s manganese and copper was mined on the island.
In 1862, the Governor, Sir George Grey bought the island, enlarged the Mansion House, which is a museum now and introduced many exotic plants and animals, like wallabies to the island.

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Kawau Island

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