The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
Green and gold … and Wattle blossom—
Orange, umber, mauve
Filt'ring through the misted shadows
Of Spring's treasure-trove:
Amber'd sunbeams rove.
Sunshine red … and Wattle blossom—
Hark, the Bellbird's rune!
Where the Blue-wren flirts and twitters.
And Cicadas swoon
In the creamy,
I'erfum'd breath of noon.
Sighing leaf … and Wattle blossom—
Tui's magic bell
Ringing through the scented spaces,
Through the shaded dell:
As the mists dispel.
Emerald … and Wattle blossom—
Daisies smile below,
Hiding in their satin petals
Secrets of the snow;
When the Moon droops low.
Flaming west … and Wattle blossom—
Sunset's painted flight;
Skies a blaze of crimson glory
Scintillant in light.
Three or four years ago there was much talk in the Home Press of the “fight” which was then being waged in Britain between the rail and the road carriers. To-day road competition still worries the railways, but most of the “fighting” has given way to sensible negotiation over the conference table, and almost every day, fresh working agreements are being come to between the Home railways and the road carriers, aiming at the elimination of competition and the co-ordination of their respective services.—From our London Correspondent.page break
A Famous Scot goes Fishing
“It's. A Graand Morrning For Fushing!“: Sir Harry Lauder Embarking For The Fishing Grounds.
“Stop Your Tickling, Jock!“: Sir Harry Lauder (With Pipe) Landing His Mako Shark.
“Bless Ma Soul, I Took Yon Fesh For A Telegraph Pole”: Sir Harry Lauder With His 340-Lb. Mako Shark.
“A Shark'Ll Have Mae Bit Hawp Wi A Scot As His Opponent”; Sir Harry Lauder In Confident Mood.
“Gosh—But He;S A Braw, Big Fesh, And A Grand Fechter”; Sir Harry Lauder Lands His 340-Pounder.
“And Now I'Ll Hae A Wee Deoch-An-Doris-Just To Celebrate”: Sir Harry Lauder In Smiling, Victorious Mood.
(By Courtesy of the “Sketch,” London.)
“The best holiday of my life” was Sir Harry Lauder's comment on his recent visit to New Zealand's northern fishing grounds where he was successful in landing a 340lb. mako shark. The above illustrations shew the famous comedian in some characteristic attitudes.