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South Island

the largest island of New Zealand. 58,093 sq. mi. (150,460 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In other parts of the South Island its place appears to be taken by L. oxleyi.

  • At last on 24th March they rounded the north point of the South Island.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • We then took ship for Dunedin, quite in the south of the South Island.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • There had been an auction of the effects of a settler, who was moving off to the South Island.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • Much more interesting is the reported existence in the mountains of the South Island of a small otter-like animal.

    Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace
  • I suspect it occurs in the South Island also, but I have no records of its capture there.

  • For years there had been rumours of gold in the river beds and amongst the mountains of the South Island.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • It is especially common in open situations in the South Island.

  • I have now in my collection eight specimens from the South Island.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
British Dictionary definitions for South Island

South Island

the South Island, the largest island of New Zealand, separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait. Pop: 973 000 (2004 est). Area: 153 947 sq km (59 439 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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