The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 2 (May 1, 1934.)
From the Hon. Secretary, Southland Rowing Association, Invercargill, to the General Manager of Railways, Wellington:-
I am instructed by my Association to express its appreciation for the willing assistance and co-operation given us by officers of your Department in Invercargill in sending the Southland eight-oared crew and boat to Wellington to compete in the Interprovincial Championships at Easter.
Despite the fact that the Booking and Inquiry Office was very busy coping with the Easter traffic, Mr. H. Curson could not do enough to assist me in assuring the comfort of the crew travelling.
Such genuine and obliging service on the part of your officers must go a long way towards firmly establishing the railways in the public favour.