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Plaque - CSIRAC Computer, Heritage Council of Victoria, 18 November 2009 Object Reg. No: HT 23940

Summary:
Plaque recognising the significance of the CSIRAC Computer, awarded by the Heritage Council of Victoria on 18 November 2009.

The date, 18 November 2009, was chosen arbitrarily. CSIRAC's first run was in November 1949, but the date was not recorded. Museum Victoria celebrated CSIRAC's 60th birthday on 18 November 2009 with an evening event, during which Jim Gard'ner, CEO Heritage Council, presented the plaque to Patrick Greene, CEO Museum Victoria. The event was sponsored by the Pearcey Foundation and the Australian Computer Society..
Description:
Oval shaped blue plaque with white writing.

Two threaded rods on the back to faciliatte fixing.
Statement Of Significance:
The plaque recognises that CSIRAC is considered one of the nation's foremost technological achievements and is the only intact first generation stored-program computer still in existence.
Acquisition Information:
Presented from Heritage Council of Victoria, 2009
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 200 mm (Width), 280 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computers, making history - csirac, plaques, australian innovations
Themes this item is part of: CSIRAC Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: HERITAGE
COUNCIL
HERITAGE
COUNCIL
CSIRAC
(COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL
RESEARCH ORGANISATION AUTOMATIC COMPUTER)
is registered by the
Heritage Council of Victoria
Built between 1947 and 1949, Australia's first computer
is considered one of the nation's foremost technological
achievements and is the only intact first generation
stored-program computer still in existence.

Victorian Heritage Register Number H2217
Awarded By: Heritage Council of Victoria, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 Nov 2009

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