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Indian Island
Mamaku (Māori)
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Location Dusky Sound
Coordinates 45°46′40″S 166°35′20″E / 45.77778°S 166.58889°E / -45.77778; 166.58889
Area 1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)
Highest elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population 0

Indian Island (Māori: Mamaku) is an island in Dusky Sound in Fiordland. Its name stems from first sightings of indigenous people on the island by James Cook in 1773.

Indian Island Fiordland New Zealand Aotearoa
Eastern End Of Indian Island & location of the Maori Family in the drawing/engraving titled "Māori at Dusky Sound" by William Hodges

The island is situated southeast of Anchor Island and west of Long Island, and is part of Fiordland National Park.

Pest control of introduced animal species such as stoats and rats from 1999 onwards led to the island to be declared pest-free in 2012. The island is one of only nine completely pest-free islands in Fiordland and provides another buffer to Anchor Island, which is critical to the survival of kakapo.

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