The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)
The stage is all set for the British Empire Games which will be held in Sydney this month. New Zealand is to be represented by the largest-team ever to wear the All Black sporting outfit—and the Railways will be there, too!
Cecil Matthews, who broke the New Zealand record by covering three miles in 14min. 7sec., is a son of a Christ-church railwayman, while R. T. Taylor, one of the cycling representatives, is a lifter at the Otahuhu Workshops. His dad, Ben Taylor, is a well-known carpenter at the same workshop. Andy Patrick, at one time New Zealand's best rifle-shot and nowadays a carpenter at Otahuhu Workshops, will be represented in the cycling by his son, A. G. Patrick; G. H. Lambert, trainer of Patrick and Taylor, and associated with the Auckland cycling team, is also an employee at the Otahuhu-Workshops.
Truly a fine record for the Service!