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- proper n. The southernmost of the two major islands making up New Zealand. Also known as the mainland.
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- n. the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait
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Stephens Island is a dot of land between the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand, and the extinction of this endemic wren, Xenicus lyalli, is just one more instance among many, tiny in its own scope but emblematic.
The fact that she had lived the majority of her life in a small town on the southernmost tip of the South Island was a point in her favour as far as she was concerned.
She has pressing invitations to Charleston& Beaufort with French Broad and South Island in reserve.
The plantation at South Island 130.000 the negroes 200,000 averaging 1200 dollars -- and if the Yankees burn the premises (which there is nothing to prevent) or the negroes abscond to morrow it will be the loss of J. Frasure Co and not ours.