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Writer and Broadcaster, Born 1913, Sydney NSW, Died 1999
Mungo MacCallum is a distinguished journalist, writer and broadcaster, known for his satirical wit. He followed his father into the newspaper business, and after serving in the war, wrote a column for the Sydney Sun newspaper. He then joined the ABC where he made a successful career writing radio features. In the 1950s the ABC sent MacCallum to England to find out about the new medium of television. He returned to become head of television training, and produced the ABC's first television broadcast. He later became a freelance broadcaster.

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