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Aerogramme - Addressed to Trevor Pearcey, 16 Jul 1965 Object Reg. No: HT 11975

Summary:
Aerogramme addressed to T. Pearcey, C/o Australian Scientific Liaison Office, Africa House Kingsway, London W1, Great Britain. Dated 16 July 1965.

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.
Description:
Aerogramme printed in navy blue and red ink on pale blue paper folded in quarters. Letter handwritten in blue ink pen inside. Handwritten address and black ink post mark on the front. Housed in a printed brown envelope, with a typewritten address on the front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.5 cm (Width), 17.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: csirac computer, computers, computer engineering, postal services communications
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, printed: "AEROGRAMME / BY AIR MAIL PAR AVION / AUSTRALIA 10D / OVERSEAS SERVICE / (COUNTRY OF DESTINATION)"
Front, handwritten: "T Pearcey / C/o Australian Scientific Liaison Office / Africa House Kingsway / London W1 / Great Britain"
Postmark: "CANBERRA / 4-PM / 12 JULY 1965 / A.C.T. AUST"
Envelope, printed: "U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE / IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE"
Envelope, typewritten: "PEARCEY, DAVID / A - 30 688 300 / 4290 Ferwood Ave. / Arden Hills, St. Paul, Minnesota"
Further text throughout.
Addressed To: Dr Trevor Pearcey, London, England, Great Britain, 16 Jul 1965

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