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Biographical entry McGowan, Samuel Walker (1829 - 1887)

4 January 1829
Londonerry, Ireland
18 April 1887
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telegraphic scientist and Administrator


Samuel McGowan was appointed general superintendent of the Electrical Telegraph Department of Victoria and appointed deputy postmaster-general 1885.

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  • Bradley, F. R., 'History of the Electric Telegraph in Australia', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 20, 1934. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.