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Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Staffing, Miscellaneous, 1955-1963 Document Reg. No: HT 13516 7

Summary:
Correspondence, references, and personnel instructions for staff of the Computation Laboratory.
Correspondence details:
21/11/55 E.A. Cornish/CSIRO to T.M. Cherry Geoff Hill's Melb dates and arrangements.
25/11/55 T.M. Cherry to E.A. Cornish/CSIRO Geoff Hill's Melb dates and arrangements.
17/4/56 T.M. Cherry to F.G. Nicholls/CSIRO Geoff Hill's Melb expenses.
15/12/55 F.H. Johnston to T.M. Cherry Appointment of E.H. Palfreyman and G.W. Hill's expenses.
15/10/56 Cherry/Martin/Hirst to Accountant Reclassification request for J. Semkiw.
26/10/56 Accountant to L.H. Martin Approval of promotion for J. Semkiw.
12/3/57 L.H. Martin to G. Paton Temporary position for Mrs. Findler.
7/5/57 T.M. Cherry to Accountant Personnel to attend Conference at WRE/SA.
11/11/57 T.M. Cherry to Chairman Request for appointment of mathematician & comp.assistant & statement.
20/2/58 Cherry/Martin/Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Reclassification request for J. Semkiw.
6/3/58 G.W. Paton to L.H. Martin Approval of reclassification for J. Semkiw (3xcopies).
11/4/58 T.M. Cherry to David Elliott Enquiring if still available for Senior Lectureship.
1958 T. Pearcey/UK to T.M. Cherry Planning to return to Australia/update on experiences in UK/future position with CSIRO and posting to CSIRAC/comments on 5-hole & 12-hole tape.
15/4/58 T.M. Cherry to T. Pearcey/UK Unable to consider permanentappointment/ delighted to consider CSIRO posting to CSIRAC/CSIRAC busy/found an error.
23/9/58 T.M. Cherry to S.H. Bastow/CSIRO Proposal for possible employment of T. Pearcey.
20/8/58 L.H Martin & F. Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Salary increase for R.T.H. Bowles.
27/8/58 R.A. Cumming to L.H. Martin Approval of salary increase for R.T.H. Bowles.
1959 List of staff & salaries (handwritten)
29/1/59 T.M. Cherry to Registrar Computation Laboratory report inc T. Pearcey teaching Numerical Analysis from March.
6/2/59 F. Hirst to Registrar Enclosing above Laboratory report.
24/3/59 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of above recommendations for Laboratory.
6/2/59 G.B. Gresford/CSIRO to T.M. Cherry Details of transfer of T. Pearcey to Computation Laboratory.
9/2/59 T.M. Cherry to G.B. Gresford Acknowledgement of above letter.
26/2/59 F.H. Johnston to F. Hirst Staffing arrangements approved.
12/3/59 F. Hirst to F. Bedbrook K. Sullivan commenced as Laboratory Assistant 12/3/59.
12/3/59 F. Hirst to Steadfast Insurance Co.Ltd. Reference for T. Pearcey.
21/4/59 F. Hirst Reference for L. Maggs.
7/7/59 J.S. Rogers to E.R. Love Transfer of research grant re J.D. Dixon.
14/7/59 J. Semkiw to R.A. Cumming Request for refund of lecture fees.
12/11/59 F. Hirst to Vice Chancellor Reappointment of E.O. Hercus.
17/11/59 F.H. Johnston to E.O. Hercus Approval of reappointment.
17/12/59 F. Hirst to J.H. Gibson Reference for A.R. Jones.
22/12/59 J.H. Gibson/ICI to F. Hirst Acknowledgement of reference for A.R. Jones.
15/1/60 F. Hirst to F. Bedbrooke Request for honorarium for J. Meiss.
4/4/60 F. Hirst Reference for A. Jones.
12/1/60 F.H. Johnston to J.D. Power Leave of absence granted.
25/1/60 F. Hirst to Mr Bedbrook Leave of absence arrangements for J.D. Power.
5/2/60 F. Hirst Reference for J.D. Power.
9/2/60 J. Power to F. Hirst Postcard from ship (Bombay).
31/3/60 J. Power to F. Hirst Resigning position due to pregnancy.
25/5/60 J. Power to F. Hirst Personal letter describing trip & UK life.
13/7/60 J. Power to F. Hirst Follow up on letter of 25/5/60.
14/11/60 J. Power to F. Hirst Update/baby born.
14/11/60 J. Power to F. Johnston Formal resignation letter.
23/11/60 F. Hirst to F.H. Johnston Resignation of J.D. Power.
21/6/60 Northern Assurance Co. to F. Hirst Reference request for Anthony M. Power.
27/6/60 F. Hirst to Northern Assurance Co. Reference for Anthony M. Power.
1/6/60 F. Hirst to F. Bedbrook/MU Salary increase for K. Sullivan.
14/7/60 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of salary increase for K. Sullivan.
3/8/60 U.M. Bielenstein to Physics Dept Seeking full-time position.
17/8/60 F. Hirst to U.M. Bielenstein Possible vacancy towards end of year.
10/9/60 U.M. Bielenstein to F. Hirst Interested in opening.
14/11/60 F. Hirst to F.E. Bedbrook Cheque request for J. Meiss for typing Interprogram manual.
18/11/60 F. Hirst to F.E. Bedbrook Recommending promotion for J. Semkiw.
28/11/60 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of promotion for J. Semkiw.
18/11/60 F. Hirst to Registrar/MU Retain E.O. Hercus in part time position.
2/12/60 F.H. Johnston to E.O. Hercus Reappointment advice.
29/5/61 K.R. Long/New England Uni to F. Hirst Referee request for P. Hyde.
1/6/61 F. Hirst to K.R. Long Reference for P. Hyde.
15/6/61 K.R. Long to F. Hirst Thank you for comments.
23/6/61 F. Hirst Reference for P. Thorne.
29/6/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Request to appoint Laboratory assistant (2xdraft copies).
30/6/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Vice-chancelor Request for Laboratory assistant & advertisement.
5/7/61 F.H. Johnston to T.M. Cherry Approval for Laboratory assistant position.
15/7/61 M.L. Viggers to F. Hirst Application for Laboratory assistant position.
18/7/61 F. Hirst to M.L. Viggers Arranging for interview.
19/7/61 F. Hirst to M. Arthur Unsuccessful application for Laboratory position.
19/7/61 F. Hirst to C. Winter Unsuccessful application for Laboratory position.
19/7/61 F. Hirst to Miss Burns Unsuccessful application for Laboratory position.
24/8/61 F. Hirst to Ocean Accident & Guar. Reference for A. Power.
14/9/61 T.M. Cherry to Margaret Wirt/US Staff Programmer position offer.
31/10/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Reclassification of J. Semkiw.
15/11/61 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of reclassification of J. Semkiw.
1/11/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Reappointment of E.O. Hercus.
15/11/61 F.H. Johnston to E.O. Hercus Reappointment advice.
15/11/61 F.H. Johnston to R.P. Harris Appointment as a Lecturer/Computation Laboratory.
22/5/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Registrar Appointment of W.R. Flower as Senior Lecturer plus copy of 31/7/41 Memoradum concerning outside paid work.
4/7/61 F.H. Johnston to W.R. Flower Offering appointment as Senior Lecturer.
31/10/61 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Registrar Possible appointments of R.P. Harris and M. Wirt.
19/12/61 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of appointment of R.P. Harris & additional lectureship for 1962.
July 1962 F.H. Johnston Full-time staff lecture fees.
28/8/62 M.L. Powell to Comp. Laboratory Resignation letter.
10/9/62 F. Hirst to P. Campbell Offering position of Laboratory Assistant.
15/9/62 F. Hirst to D. Elliot Request for salary scales.
24/9/62 J.M. Bennett to F. Hirst Salary scales in the Basser Computing Dept.
4/10/62 J.M. Bennett to F. Hirst Error in salary scales.
25/9/62 Uni of NSW Academic Staff Award.
5/9/62 Advertisement Laboratory assistant position.
5/9/62 F. Hirst to M. Kazina Unsuccessful application for Laboratory Assistant position.
18/9/62 F. Hirst to F.E. Bedbrook P. Campbell appointed Laboratory assistant.
31/10/62 E.S. Hills to F. Hirst Provisional establishment of Computation Laboratory list.
12/12/62 T.M. Cherry/F. Hirst to Vice-Chancellor Temporary appointment of P. Thorne.
13/3/63 R.A. Cumming to F. Hirst Approval of part time female key-punch operator.
19/3/62 TM Cherry/WR Flower to F. Bedbrook Honorarium for P. Thorne.
Undated F. Hirst to F.E. Bedbrook Honorarium for P. Thorne.
5/7/62 TM Cherry/WR Flower to F. Bedbrook Honorarium for P. Thorne.
19/11/62 F. Hirst to F. Bedbrook Honorarium for P. Thorne.
18/2/63 F. Hirst to F. Bedbrook Honorarium for P. Thorne.
Undated F. Hirst Reference M.J.D. Jenssen.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Eric Oswald Hercus (1891-1962), Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
User: University of Melbourne (The) Computation Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1963
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later

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