Notebook - Trevor Pearcey, May- Jun 1965 Object Reg. No: HT 11963

Note book used by Dr Trevor Pearcey dated May-June 1965. It contains a collection of travel notes, expenses and contacts according to date.

Dr Pearcey was a pioneer in the field of electronic computing in Australia. He designed the computer CSIR Mark 1, later known as CSIRAC, while working for the Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Sydney in the 1940s. He also held a variety of academic positions in computing.

CSIRAC was built by the CSIR in Sydney in 1949 and was the fourth computer in the world. It was later transferred to the University of Melbourne. Designed by Trevor Pearcey and engineered by Maston Beard, CSIRAC completed more than 1000 projects by the time it was turned off in 1964. It is currently housed at Museum Victoria.
Note book featuring a hard cover, faded blue in colour with dark blue cloth along the spine and containing white, lined pages. Handwritten notations in blue ink pen throughout. The owner's name and the date are handwritten on the front cover in the upper right corner. Some loose pages inserted, including personal letters addressed to Pearcey.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 201 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: csirac computer, computers, computer engineering, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, CSIRAC Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
Inscriptions: Front cover: "T. PEARCEY / MAY-JUNE / 1965"
Author: Dr Trevor Pearcey, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1965 - Jun 1965

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