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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 (June, 1926)

New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition

New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition

Referring to the Easter rush to the Exhibition at Dunedin, the Otago Daily Times described the exodus of trains and passengers from Christchurch as “A Monster Cavalcade.” On April 1st, about 5,000 passengers were conveyed by the eight trains southward bound with visitors from the North Island and Canterbury. This was the largest number of through trains ever despatched to Dunedin in one day, and their combined length would extend over a mile and a quarter.

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“Is this play going to be one of those improper dramas?” inquired the discreet friend.

“I don't think so,” answered Miss Cayenne. “The audience is exceptionally small.”