Rakiura Rocks

Rakiura (Rakoura) Rocks are about one mile north-east of Victory Islets. 

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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 .