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Proceedings - 'Australian Computer Conference Group C', Melbourne, Australia, 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 21857

This booklet is one of three booklets published by The Australian Committee on Computation and Automatic Control (ANCCAC), which organised the Automatic Computer Conference in Melbourne between 26 February and 1 March 1963.
This booklet describes the Section of the conference (Group C) devoted to Analogue Computers, Machine design, Advanced Programming and Special Scientific Applications
There is no general description of the conference in the booklet. There were three concurrent sessions labelled Groups A, B and C. Group A was devoted to Commercial Data Processing and Group B to Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Operational Research.
Contributors to the Group C session include Frank Hirst, Terry Holden, and Trevor Pearcey, all of whom had strong connections with CSIRAC.
The document was donated by Jonathan Hirst who is the son of Frank Hirst. Frank organised the transportation of CSIRAC from Sydney to Melbourne and managed the Computational Laboratory in the University of Melbourne during CSIRAC's operational life.
ANCCAC was formed in 1959. ANCCAC organised further Australian Computer Conferences in 1963 in Melbourne - the 2nd, and in 1966 in Canberra - the 3rd. Various State-based associations of practitioners emerged during the first half of the 1960s. The Australian Computer Society was formed in 1966 through the federation of those associations.
A bound booklet, (247 by 165 by 19 mm), with a light blue cover, about 200 pages, typewritten text on slightly discoloured white paper with many diagrams. The front cover shows text only. There is no pagination; articles are numbered C1 to C24.
The contents list the 24 papers but not the biographies of contributors to be found at the end of the book
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Jonathan Hirst, 2008
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 162 mm (Height), 164 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Frank Hirst, Computer Scientist & CSIRAC Specialist (circa 1930s-?), Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Organiser of Event: Australian Committee on Computation & Automatic Control (ANCCAC), Australia, 1963
Author: Dick Jennsen
Author: Dr Trevor Pearcey
Author: Mr Terry Holden
Author: Frank Hirst - University of Melbourne (The)
Past Owner: Mr Jonathan Hirst
References: McCann D. and Thorne P., 'The Last of the First', The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2000
Ed. By Bennet J., Broomham R., Murton P., Pearcey T., Rutledge R., Computing in Australia, Hale & Iremonger and ACS, New South Wales, 1994
[HT 13518.12] CSIRAC - Series 13 Published Papers and Reports, Published Papers and Reports (contains the following reference material:
* 1963 Pamphlet - Proposed Programme and Registration Form for the Australia Computer Conference, Melbourne 1963) (accessed 10 July 2008)
  1. [Book], Mr Peter Thorne, Dr Doug McCann, The Last of the First CSIRAC: Australia's First Computer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering- The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2000, 2000

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