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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 11 (February 1, 1936)

An Appreciation

An Appreciation.

From Mr. A. J. Hutchinson, Auckland,” to the General Manager of Railways, Mr. G. H. Mackley:—

Now that the New Zealand Band tour is over (the Band of the New Zealand Institute for the Blind), the boys and men are safely home, and I have had the opportunity of talking over the tour with most of them and Sir Clutha MacKenzie, I am writing to thank you personally for your generous treatment.

I would esteem it a favour if you would convey to all Stationmasters, Guards and other members of the Railway staff our appreciation of their careful, courteous and most kindly treatment given to the members of the Band. Blindness does appeal to the best feelings in most people, but your staff's treatment of the blind is worth special mention. We never had or have any hesitation or doubt about trusting the members of your staff to look after a blind traveller.

The tour was an outstanding success from every point of view.

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