The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)
During the last few weeks New Zealand sport has suffered severe losses by the deaths of Colonel Campbell and Mr. Dan McKenzie.
Both these men did much to mould the future of Rugby in New Zealand—at a time when to-day's national sport needed the support of men with vision.
Colonel Campbell was a founder of the famed Athletic Football Club (Wellington) and was to have been an honoured guest at its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, held at Easter. He passed away two weeks before this could be achieved.
Mr. McKenzie, well-known as a sporting journalist, in addition to his activities in Rugby and Cricket circles, was respected for his knowledge of rules, and one of his most successful feats was to broadcast the rules of Rugby in such a manner that the everyday citizen could reap some benefit and enjoyment from listening-in. Dry-as-dust rules were treated in the manner which reflected great credit on a veteran sportsman.