Who is Port Nicholson named after?

Who is Port Nicholson named after?

Captain John Nicholson
Barnett), entered the harbour which he charted. He named it Port Nicholson after Captain John Nicholson, the then harbourmaster at Sydney, New South Wales.

What is Wellington’s harbour called?

Port Nicholson
Wellington Harbour, also called Port Nicholson, inlet of Cook Strait indenting southern North Island, New Zealand.

How did Wellington Harbour get its Māori name?

It was Tara whose name was given to the harbour, still in use today – Te Whanganui a Tara, meaning ‘the Great Harbour of Tara’. Tara and his people moved south and were thus the first iwi (tribe) in Wellington, hence named Ngai Tara.

What is Wellington in te reo?

Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Te Reo Māori glossary

Word Translation
taonga treasures
Te Ika-a-Māui North Island
Te Waipounamu South Island
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

How deep is the Cook Strait?

420 feet
Cook Strait, strait separating the North and South islands of New Zealand, extending northwest to southeast from the Tasman Sea to the south Pacific Ocean. About 14 miles (23 km) wide at its narrowest point, it averages 420 feet (128 m) in depth.

How do you get to some island?

You can get to Matiu/Somes Island on the scheduled ferry service (external site) which runs between Queens Wharf and Days Bay seven days a week, and from Seatoun on Saturday and Sundays. We highly recommend groups of more than 20 people, and those staying overnight, book a place on the ferry.

Who is Evans Bay named after?

George Evans
Evans Bay. The bay bears the name of George Evans, a prominent early settler. At the southern end, land raised by the 1460 earthquake is now Wellington’s airport. Miramar Peninsula juts into the harbour, forming the east side of Evans Bay.

What is the Māori name for the Hutt river?

Te Awa Kairangi
Te Awa Kairangi – The Hutt River Te Awa Kairangi is the oldest name for the Hutt River, attributed to first Polynesian explorer to come to this area, Kupe, and it is indicative of the importance of this waterway to Māori.

What does Te Aro mean?

the stream
The name means “the stream (or bathing place) of Mapihi, a chieftainess of those iwi”. Te Aro Pā was east of the stream near what is now lower Taranaki Street.

Why is Wellington called Te Whanganui a Tara?

Te Whanganui a Tara is another name Māori gave the area – a name said to come from Whatonga’s son Tara who was sent down from the Mahia Peninsula by his father to explore southern lands for their people to settle. It literally means the great harbour of Tara.

What does pōneke mean in Māori?

Another Māori name for Wellington is Pōneke, a phonetic Māori transliteration of “Port Nick”, short for “Port Nicholson”.

What is Hamilton in Māori?

The Tainui people called an area on the west bank of the Waikato River Kirikiriroa (long stretch of gravel), which is the Maori name for Hamilton today.

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