Kōrero: Northland places

The Cavalli Islands

The Cavalli Islands

The Cavalli Islands north-east of Matauri Bay were named by Captain James Cook in November 1769. It is thought that the name ‘Cavalli’ refers to the fish – probably trevally - that Cook’s crew bought from Māori there.

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GNS Science
Reference: 444/21
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Whangaroa and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7713/the-cavalli-islands (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015