The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
McCallum, Richard, Barrister at Law, and Crown Solicitor for the judicial district of Nelson, at Blenheim. Mr. McCallum was born in Marlborough in 1863. He served his articles of clerkship with Mr. W. Sinclair, then Crown Solicitor for Marlborough, and after passing the final examination in 1885, entered into partnership with Mr. Sinclair. That continued till 1899, and since then Mr. McCallum has carried on a most successful practice on his own account. Mr. McCallum is solicitor to the National Bank of New Zealand. Ltd., and the Bank of New South Wales. He has been a town councillor and Mayor of Blenheim, and occupies positions in most of the local bodies, including the Marlborough Education Board, and the Wairau Hosnital and Charitable Aid Board, and he was formerly a member of the Lower Wairau River Board.