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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 9 (December 1, 1937.)

Scenic New Zealand. — A Worthy Booklet

Scenic New Zealand.
A Worthy Booklet.

“Touring in New Zealand,” an illustrated 80-page octavo booklet, issued by the Travel Department of the Bank of New South Wales, justifies this opening paragraph of the preface:—“A land of endless charm and of amazing possibilities for the settler.” An introductory section gives a bright, concise survey of the country and the people, transport and other matters about which prospective tourists are likely to be curious—and then comes the grand parade of the “Wonderland of the Pacific,” seventy well-chosen pictures which should make any stranger eager to visit these fortunate islands.

The story reads smoothly, clearly, with a pleasant lack of over-emphasis and superlatives which spoil so many “booster booklets.” The average reader would have a firmly-fixed impression of truth, which is, of course, the ideal effect to make.

Certainly, “Touring in New Zealand” is one of the best publications of the kind—a credit to the editor, the printers and particularly the Bank of New South Wales which has done a distinctly good service for the Dominion.

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“…. the wild cataract leaps in glory.” —Tennyson. A fine study of the Aratiatia Rapids, North Island, New Zealand. (Photo, Thelma R. Kent.)

“…. the wild cataract leaps in glory.”
Tennyson.
A fine study of the Aratiatia Rapids, North Island, New Zealand.
(Photo, Thelma R. Kent.)