The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 2 (May 1, 1934.)
For some months past the Railways have been trying out a new form of matting in several of the Main Trunk Express cars. These mats are a New Zealand product of a link design, and any dirt is caught in the interstices of the mat, making it almost impossible for it to be tramped or blown through the carriages.
The matting is soft and silent to walk upon, and in those cars where it has been tried it has been favourably commented upon by people walking through the carriages.
The Victorian Railways have used these mats for a number of years, with complete satisfaction, and it will be interesting to hear the further comments of New Zealand railwaymen and railway passengers on the greater cleanliness of travelling which it is considered this matting now makes possible.*
“They had not skill enough your worth to sing.“—Shakespeare.
Scenes in and around Tauranga, a charming and flourishing town, North Island, New Zealand.—(1) A bush scene, Omanawa Gorge; (2) in a lemon orchard; (3) packing lemons for the market; (4) one of the many watering places in the bay; (5) the Omanawa Falls; (6) comfortable homes by the sea; (7) Mount Maunganui; (8) a swordfish breaching; (9) the Mount beaches: (10) the waterfront; (11) the world's record striped marlin (weight 820lbs.) caught by Mr. J. Mowlem on 26th January, 1932, off Mayor Islond; (12) Mayor Island, the headquarters of the Tauranga Deep Sea Fishing Club.