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Notebook - Trevor Pearcey, Jul -Aug 1965 Reg. No: HT 11966
- Note book owned by Dr Trevor Pearcey dated July - August 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 pencil and 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 and a punch card inserted.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
|Dimensions:||10 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 201 mm (Length)|
|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 of notebook: "T. PEARCEY / JULY-AUGUST / 1965"
Punch card has text including 'I C T' (handwriting on back).
|Author:||Dr Trevor Pearcey, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1965 - Aug 1965|
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