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"Sir Henry McCallum, Telegraph Operator"
Announced 12 March 1901
Sir Henry McCallum, a former Newfoundland telegraph operator and engineer, has been appointed the new Governor of Natal, South Africa. McCallum was with Kitchener at the War College, graduating in 1871, when he became the Superintendent of Military Telegraphs for the southern district of Great Britain. McCallum is able to construct a bridge, a highway, or a conduit, to construct a railway, to it up, run and repair a locomotive; further, he can operate the electric wires and control a telegraph system, survey a territory, build a fort and plan its defenses, and even organize and preside over a municipality, and administer a territory as large as the British Isles or as small as his new and challenging post. Sir Henry's record in college or the colonies, is as unique and diverse as any other British colonial staff.