Story: Northland places

The Cavalli Islands

The Cavalli Islands

The Cavalli Islands north-east of Matauri Bay were named by Lieutenant 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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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Whangaroa and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015