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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 11 (June 1, 1930)

Prize-Winner Among New Zealand Station Gardens. — (Rly. Publicity photo.) — (1) The Rakaia station garden, South Canterbury, which was awarded the Challenge Cup trophy in the recent station garden competition. This garden is noted for its wealth of roses, about 150 assorted varieties of which were planted by Mr. H. MacDougall, for some years stationmaster at Rakaia—now retired on superannuation. No less enthusiastic in devotion to the garden is the present stationmaster (Mr. D. Finlay, inset 2)…

Prize-Winner Among New Zealand Station Gardens. (Rly. Publicity photo.) (1) The Rakaia station garden, South Canterbury, which was awarded the Challenge Cup trophy in the recent station garden competition. This garden is noted for its wealth of roses, about 150 assorted varieties of which were planted by Mr. H. MacDougall, for some years stationmaster at Rakaia—now retired on superannuation. No less enthusiastic in devotion to the garden is the present stationmaster (Mr. D. Finlay, inset 2) and his staff, who have worked successfully in furthering Mr. MacDougall's pioneer work. (3) The invercargill-Christchurch Express passing over the Rakaia Bridge (1 ½miles), New Zealand's longest railway bridge.

Prize-Winner Among New Zealand Station Gardens.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
(1) The Rakaia station garden, South Canterbury, which was awarded the Challenge Cup trophy in the recent station garden competition. This garden is noted for its wealth of roses, about 150 assorted varieties of which were planted by Mr. H. MacDougall, for some years stationmaster at Rakaia—now retired on superannuation. No less enthusiastic in devotion to the garden is the present stationmaster (Mr. D. Finlay, inset 2) and his staff, who have worked successfully in furthering Mr. MacDougall's pioneer work. (3) The invercargill-Christchurch Express passing over the Rakaia Bridge (1 ½miles), New Zealand's longest railway bridge.