The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)
My greatest wish is to be an engine-driver so that I can shunt some more carriages of helpers into Trainland.
Although you get a little dirty while in the engine it is quite nice. On hot days you may easily get cool by looking out of the window and when cold you may warm yourself by the fire, so there is no excuse for not being an enginedriver.—Alex Kirk, 60 Coronation Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland.
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My brother and two other boys have a canoe each, made of flat iron with a rounded bottom, just like a Maori canoe, and it is great fun canoeing up and down the Otamite River which flows just behind our place. I have received one pen-friend from the North Island, and I find it such fun writing to her. I would like a lot more.—Agnes Ross, Mandeville, Southland.page break
“How beautiful is youth, how bright it gleams
With its illusions, aspirations, dreams!”—Longfellow.
Our Children's Gallery.—(1) John and Elliot Sirett; (2) Stuart and Douglas McDonald; (3) Billy and Edna Hansen; (4) Betty and Joan Sunnet; (5) Ena, Ruby, Della and Mona Luxon; (6) Ngaire and Basil Marsh; (7) Mavis and Bobby Wood; (8) Reginald Small; (9) Neoline and Eric Thomas; (10) Marie and Charlie McManus; (11) Leila Pilcher; (12) victor, Allan, Isobel, Norman and Eunice Baxter; (13) Eunice Birt—all of Napier.