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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 21, 1927)

“Our Beautiful Island.”

Our Beautiful Island.”

Mr. W. Helms, a recent visitor to New Zealand from Sweden, has written to Mr. E. P. Moir (Acting Secretary to the Railway Board) thanking him for the assistance rendered in making his stay in this country so pleasant. On his return to Copenhagen Mr. Helms gave a private lecture (illustrated with lantern slides) on what he describes as our “beautiful islands.”

Referring to his audience, Mr. Helms continues, “I showed them your interesting North Island with its thermal wonders, and the south Island so full of beauties; Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, Waitomo Caves, Mt. Cook and region, Paradise and Christchurch; the Wanganui River and Mt. Egmont in the North, and Milford sound in the South. Never had they seen such beautiful photos, illustrating such beautiful country; that was the verdict.”