New Ulster, New Munster, and New Leinster: Names for New Zealand That Didn’t Take

In our last post on 19th century comparative maps, you may have noticed this map from 1855, which not only included New Zealand in the Western Hemisphere but also labelled what we know today as the South Island ‘Middle Island’, giving the ‘South Island’ appellation to what we call Stewart Island or Rakiura (the smaller…

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