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Stewart Island

Line breaks: Stew|art Is¦land
Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːətʌɪlənd

Definition of Stewart Island in English:

An island of New Zealand, situated off the south coast of the South Island, from which it is separated by the Foveaux Strait; chief settlement, Oban.


named after Captain William Stewart, a whaler and sealer who made a survey of the island in 1809.

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