The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 5 (August 1, 1935)
|A Summer Residence for Bees||37–38|
|A New Zealand Duel||39|
|Among the Books||55–56|
|Famous New Zealanders||21–24|
|General Manager's Message||10|
|New Zealand Journey||32–35|
|New Zealand Verse||31|
|On the Road to Anywhere||43–44|
|Our London Letter||17–19|
|Our Women's Section||60–62|
|Panorama of the Playground||63–64|
|Perfect New Plymouth||11–15|
|Pictures of N.Z. Life||51|
|Selector and Manager of the All Blacks||58|
|The Crossing of the Copeland Pass||27–29|
|The Limited Night Entertainments||46–49|
|Variety in Brief||54|
|Wisdom of the Maori||45|
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(Rly. Publicity photo.)
A Notable Event In New Zealand's Railway History.
A flashlight photograph (taken in No. 1 tunnel) of the first train, the Wellington-Auckland Goods Express, to be run out of Wellington over the Tawa Flat Deviation, 22nd July, 1935.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
The Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, New Zealand.
“Draped like a scarf on the shoulders of the Southern Alps”
The Franz Josef glacier descends 9,000 feet in 8 ½ miles, and reaches down to the low level of 692 feet, being there only ten miles from the sea. This river of ice extending into the lowlands has the distinction of running past tropical vegetation, and in summer its beauty is set off by the crimson blossom of the rata. The Franz Josef glacier and its equally famous companion, the Fox glacier, drain the greatest snowfield in the Southern Alps, which is 18 miles long by about 4 miles wide, ranging from 6,000 feet to 11,457 feet in altitude. The glacier glory of South Westland is world-famed.
Climb the mountains, and get thee good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy; while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.—L Muir.