The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3 (July 24, 1926)
New Zealand. — Land of Wealth and Beauty
New Zealand, land of scenic change;
Wondrous, grand, and mystic, strange;
Burning mountains, snow capped peaks;
Foaming torrents, rippling creeks.
Boiling springs and glaciers cold,
Caves just wondrous to behold.
Waterfalls and rivers deep,
Coloured lakes and mountains steep,
Bush in every shade of green
Form a glorious natural scene,
Beauteous ferns and wild flowers bright,
Its lakes and sounds are wondrous sights.
With scenes of beauty rare and grand;
It truly is a wonderland;
The Southern Cross shines on each night
A paradise of dear delight.