A volcanic island of southern New Zealand off the southern coast of South Island. It was discovered in 1808 by the British, who bought it from the Maoris in 1864.
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Stewart Island/Rakiura — Stewart Island/RakiuraTerritorial AuthorityNameStewart Island/RakiuraPopulation402 (2006)Land area1,746 km²Regional CouncilNameSouthland Stewart Island / Rakiura is the third largest island of New Zealand. It lies convert|30|km south of South… … Wikipedia