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The correct name for this island, in front of Waikawa Bay[https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-41.2369933,174.0558372,15z], is Motu Ngarara (Lizard Island), although for some years it was known as ‘Goat Island’ when Thomas Allport...Read more about "Allports Island"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Russian Explorer Bellingshausen
On 8 June 1820 (29 May in the Russian calendar), Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (in Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) entered Queen Charlotte Sound in the ships Vostớk...Read more about "Russian Explorer Bellingshausen"...
Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
Te Rae o Karaka or Karaka Point
Te Rae o Karaka Historic Reserve occupies a narrow headland that juts out into Totaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound), between Waikawa and Whatamango Bays. It is situated on what is...Read more about "Te Rae o Karaka or Karaka Point"...
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