Rakiura (Rakoura) Rocks are about one mile north-east of Victory Islets.
Named after the steamer, the Rakiura, that was wrecked on these rocks on 14 April 1915.
An inquiry into the incident found the captain guilty of a judgement of error for failing to stop and wait for daylight when nearing a dangerous coast. No lives were lost in the incident.1
1. “Loss of the Rakiura”, Marlborough Express, Volume XLIX, Issue 93, 22 April 1915, accessed, April 24, 2018, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MEX19150422.2.39 .