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Photograph - Reg Ryan, 1950s Image Reg. No: MM 90899 149

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:
Head shot of Reg Ryan, possibly 1950s. Reginald Ryan designed and built the primary memeory store of the CSIRAC computer. Image collected for inclusion in the book 'The Last of the First', published 2000. A biography appears on pages 32 to 33.
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, Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
People Depicted: Reginald Ryan
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr Reginald Ryan, 1950s
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later
References: Image collected for inclusion in McCann & Thorne, 'The Last of the First', The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2000.

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