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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Bill Davern, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 128

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.

Beside Bill Davern's right hand can be seen a leather eyelet punch, which was used to insert holes that were missing if a mistake was discovered after the tape had been punched out on a paper tape punch. This device was replaced by a manual punch, which allowed a person to position the tape more accurately.
Description Of Content:
CSIRO Division of Building Research staff member (Bill Davern) sitting at the off line program and data preparation area, which was not connected to CSIRAC computer, 1958.
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
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1960
Person Depicted: Mr Bill Davern - Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Division of Building Research, Highett, Victoria, Australia, 1960

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