From the Ōtaki Mail, Wednesday October 9, 1935 — The Girl in Red

Miss Nita Rosslyn, popularly known as “The Girl in Red”, arrived in Ōtaki on Monday afternoon, and was soon enjoying the sites [sic] of the town. Miss Rosslyn made an immediate visit to places of interest, including the Native Church, Raukawa, and also called on His Worship the Mayor (Mr T O’Rourke) where she spent a very interesting time talking of Ireland and other places of interest to Mr O’Rourke. Residents, generally, were interested in her visit, and in her cycle, also of red. Miss Rosslyn was literally covered in badges, given her in various parts of the world. … Miss Rosslyn, who is on a world tour, states that she had undertaken her present tour as a result of a challenge and had started out in July 1930, with 4s 6d in her pocket. … She estimates that a complete tour of New Zealand will take her at least a year to complete, then she will go to Australia and South Africa, on to the East, through Europe, the Continent and then Home, a six years tour still ahead. Miss Rosslyn, who made her appearance at the Cosy Theatre last night, speaks in glowing terms of her stay in Ōtaki and of the hospitality meted out to her. She had met with much kindness, and at the completion of her tour would probably return to New Zealand to take up residence, earning her living by travel talks, etc.