The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 7 (February 1, 1932.)
Stores Branch Activities
Stores Branch Activities.
Comptroller of Stores Office, Wellington.
(Rly. Publicity Photos.)
(1) Mr. E. J. Guiness, Comptroller of Stores; (2) Mr. S. S. Millington, Act. Asst. Comptroller of Stores; (3) Comptroller of Stores, Gerneral Office; (4) Mr. P. M. Muir, Chief Clerk, Stores branch; (5) Comptrollex of Stores Record and Correspondence Section; (6) Typistes' Section.
The District Store at Woburn, Lower Hutt.
(1) Mr. J. S. Stewart, District Storekeeper, Woburn; (2) District Storekeepers's General Office; (3) Section of Woburn Stores containing material manufactured in the workshops; (4) Bay of Stationery Store, Woburn; (5) Bay of General Store, Woburn.
The whole of the Stores branch is under the immediate direction of the Comptroller of Stores, whose headquarters are in Wellington. In each of the main centres there is a District Railway Storekeeper, whose respective headquarters are at Otahuhu (Auckland), Woburn (Wellington), Addington (Christchurch) and Hillside (Dunedin). At the smaller centres such as Invercargill, Greymouth, Westport and East Town (Wanganui), there are stores offices and warehouses in immediate charge of stores officers who are responsible either to the nearest District Storekeeper or directly to the Comptroller of Stores. For the better organization of the branch and for purposes of convenience, expedition and economy of working, the railway system has been divided up into stores districts or areas under the immediate supervision of the respective District Storekeepers, but all controlled and brought into uniformity and harmony of method and working by the central control in Wellington.