Story: Northland places

Three Kings Islands

Three Kings Islands

The Three Kings Islands, named by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1643, lie 53 kilometres north-west of Cape Maria van Diemen. In the foreground of the group is West Island, on which the trans-Tasman steamer Elingamite was wrecked in 1902.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Aupōuri Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7647/three-kings-islands (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015