Stewart Island November 22nd 2008 Stewart Island
November 19, 2008
We left Invercargill at 8 to drive the 30 minutes to the southernmost point of the South Island to the town of Bluff where we were to board the fast catamaran ferry to Stewart Island. We were early so we hung out in a café owned by a lady from Buffalo, NY. She ended up in NZ after a divorce. She had quite a story to tell and we were good listeners.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Stewart Island The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more