The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 12 (April 1, 1930)
Defend Your Department
Defend Your Department.
“I want you to feel that that is a job worth while, and though I hardly expect you to go out, as did the disciples of old, and preach the gospel of railways to all and sundry, I urge that you should never let a chance go by of defending and speaking for the Department. If criticism arises anywhere, the thing to do is to carry it on and endeavour to bring others up to a true sense of the position. I feel sure that, if that is done by our 19,000 employees, we shall get somewhere.
“This is a case for combined effort. I say definitely that no man can put the railways where we would like them to be in public esteem. This can only be done in two ways. One: By organised effort right throughout our service; and two, by personal association with the community. On this point each of you has a share with the management, and a corresponding responsibility. I thank you. too, for the work you have done in the past year. I have made many calls on you that might, at times, have appeared unreasonable. But you have never failed to respond. You have done great work under very difficult ‘change-over’ conditions, and I hope that the present year may be one of just reward to all.”page 19
With The Empire Farmers In The South Island.
(Rly. Publicity photo.)
(1) Members of the Empire Farmers' Party at the “Sign of the Kiwi,” Cashmere Hills, Christchurch, on the run to Akaroa; (2) the Mayor of Akaroa, Mr. F. Armstrong (left), and Mr. S. R. Whitley (leader of the Empire Farmers' Party); (3) a glimpse of picturesque Akaroa; (4) South African farmers inspecting sheep at Pigeon Bay; (5), (6), (8) and (9) scenes at Lincoln Agricultural College, Canterbury; (10) Dr. Hilgendorf Principal of Lincoln College) left, and Mr. A. Steel (British Farmers' Party); (11) and (14) ploughing demonstration at Lincoln College; (12) testing wool; (15) the Hon. D. Buddo (centre), with visiting British farmers, Mr. W. Dunlop (left), and Mr. J. H. Rowland (right).