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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4 (August 24, 1926)

An Historic Landmark

An Historic Landmark.

The obelisk shown below is situated near Pokaka at a point exactly half way between Wellington and Auckland on the North Island Main Trunk Line.

The inscription reads as follows:—

“This obelisk is erected opposite the spot where the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Ward, P.C., K.C.M.G., Premier of the Dominion, drove the last spike of the North Island Main Trunk Railway on 6th November, 1908.—Hon. W. Hall-Jones, Minister for Public Works and Railways.”

There is a greater variety of parts in what we call a character than there are features in a face; and the morality of that is no more determined by one part than the beauty or deformity of this is by one single feature; each is to be judged by all the parts or features—not taken singly, but altogether.