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


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A Land of Mystery and a National Heritage 5759
Among the Books 6061
“An Ill Wind” 2832
Bottles and Powder 6667
Christmas—Old and Young 5355
Editorial – Transportation Libraries 5
Father O'Christmas 2223
First Printing Press in New Zealand 48
France in New Zealand 37
General Manager's Message 6
Letters to Elizabeth 3335
Lost Valley 1114
New Zealand to Siberia 1516
New Zealand Versa 27
Our London Letter 4951
Our Women's Section 7375
Panorama of the Playground 6971
The Curse of the Freda Gault 4245
The Late Lord Rutherford of Nelson 65
The Secondary Schools of New Zealand 78
The University of New Zealand 1821
Valleys in the Waybacks 3839
Variety in Brief 80
Wandering on the Work Train 64
When Great Men Meet 3031
Wit and Humour 77

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“The cataract blows its trumpet from the steep.” —Wordsworth A waterfall in the picturesque Holly-ford Valley, South-Island, New Zealand. (Rly. Publicity photo.)

The cataract blows its trumpet from the steep.”
A waterfall in the picturesque Holly-ford Valley, South-Island, New Zealand.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)