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As Others See Us.

A contributor to the • Australasian,' who has been making a trip to New Zealand, sends an article in which the following passages occur:—“ On getting clear of bricks, stones, and carved wood, the whole grandeur of the country becomes apparent the immense, almost inexhaustible, productive power of this beautiful land surpasses all imagination—the romantic scenery from the densely covered hills intersected with vast plains of land, the marvellous richness of which is beyond description. These shaggy hills, these fertile vales, seem only to want development, and are waiting only for labor and capital to make this a country of unex-. ampled wealth and greatness. Look which way yon will, and the surrounding country seems to say ‘ Come, love, come !’ It calls to the struggling, half-starving British farmer to leave while there is yet time, and some of his capital is left—

To come where Nature’s sifts shall smile, To greet him in this glorious isle. One cannot help wondering how a land possessed of such natural magnificence should be lagging in the race for prosperity. Evidently something is wrong; bat it is not my intention to go into politics, so I will leave this part of the subject to those better to unravel the mystery. I said the towns were very Engljuh in style, but the country is even more so, and Nature appears to have formed this land especially for the inhabitants of that little island the name of which makes the heart of an Englishman beat vyitli

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As Others See Us., Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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As Others See Us. Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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