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Why is it called Stewart Island? Rakiura, the island's Māori name, means 'glowing skies', a reference to the southern lights, aurora australis, which can sometimes be seen from the island. The English name, Stewart Island, is in honour of William Stewart, first mate on the sealer Pegasus, who charted Port Pegasus in 1809.
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