Similar items over time

Notebook - Trevor Pearcey, Jan 1965 Object Reg. No: HT 11967

Note book owned by Dr Trevor Pearcey. 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, light brown 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 is handwritten on the front cover in the upper right corner. Some loose pages inserted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width), 230 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"
Author: Dr Trevor Pearcey, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1965

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No