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Stewart Island

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Stewart Island

is 1746 kmē island, 30 km from the south of the South Island separated by the Foveaux Strait.
The main economic activities are fishing, farming and forestry.
In 1770 Captain Cook called it the South Cape, mistakenly assuming it to be part of the South Island.
The 19th century sealers frequenting the island knew better.
Named after Captain William Stewart, who charted the island in 1809.
The government bought the island in 1864 for £6.000, from the Maori owners.

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