Story: Magazines and periodicals

New Zealand Railways Magazine

New Zealand Railways Magazine

The popular New Zealand Railways Magazine was the idea of Prime Minister Gordon Coates, who saw it as a way to disseminate 'useful knowledge' to railway workers and the wider public. The magazine encouraged New Zealand poetry and prose and attracted writers like James Cowan, Robin Hyde and Denis Glover. This is the cover of the first issue in 1926. The viaduct highlights the engineering prowess needed to build the railway system. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Railways Magazine, May 1926 (S-L-1273-COVER)

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Ben Schrader, 'Magazines and periodicals - Popular magazines, 1920 to 1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020