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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 61

Vast Mine of Wealth

Vast Mine of Wealth

here, if we would only conserve and use it aright. What would pay us so well as to make our country attractive to tourists?—people who come to spend money, not to make it; and what would attract them so much as cheap facilities for seeing its marvellous scenery? If it were known that people could travel here first-class over 400 miles for 18s. 6d., should we not have at least ten tourists for one we get now?

Our country is not a very large one, and we cannot afford to do as they have done in America—attract to its shores a large pauper population. We ought rather to do our utmost to make New Zealand a