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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Frank Hirst at Operating Console, 15 June, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 18

Summary:
This is one of a series of photographic material in print, negative and/or digital formats covering CSIRAC machine and the people associated with it. The series was acquired from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
Description Of Content:
Frank Hirst at operating console (right) with Herald staff reporter Kerry Pearce. Herald-Sun photo 15 June, 1956. Note: this was a publicity photograph. In practice CSIRAC storage capacity at this stage would have been insufficient to hold a program sophisticated enough to play chess. (Note: fold on photo).
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: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Depicted: 1956

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