The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 12 (April 1, 1928.)
Olympic Games. — Shall Railway Apprentice Fitter A. J. Cleverley Go?
Shall Railway Apprentice Fitter A. J. Cleverley Go?
The New Zealand representatives of the Olympic Games to be held at Amsterdam in July, will require to leave New Zealand by the S.S. “Remuera” from' Wellington on 28th April.
An indication of the appreciation which all railwayman felt when one of their own men, Mr. A. J. Cleverley, was chosen to represent New Zealand in the boxing ring has already been given in practical form as a result of the appeal made in the March number of this Magazine.
The Organising Secretary of the Olympic Association also forwarded a special appeal through the Branch Secretaries of the railway societies throughout New Zealand, and the co-operation and assistance of all stationmasters was invited. We have pleasure in acknowledging the assistance rendered and amounts remitted to date. The Olympic fund, however, requires to be still further supplemented and, consequently, the lists will be kept open until the last possible moment.
It is worth remembering that one shilling subscribed will send our representative three miles on his journey to Amsterdam, and that 8,000 shillings (£400) assures that the New Zealand Railways will be fittingly represented at the great World contest.
New Workshops In The Hutt Valley, Wellington.
(A J. Bland photo.)
The above photograph conveys a good idea of the progress being made with the erection of the new workshops in the Hutt Valley. The workshops are to be used for the manufacture and repair of locomotive rolling stock exclusively, the latest machinery and appliances being installed for the purpose.