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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Don Beresford at Console, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 196

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:
Don Beresford from CSIRO Division of Building Research at console. He is holding up 12 hole paper tape. 5 hole paper tape is sitting on the console to his left. Don's face is blurry. The Building Research custom made hand punch for 12 hole tape, and editing plate, is on far left of console. Routine sheets are sitting in front of Don. Switch panel is to left of console, cathode ray tubes in middle and teletype printer at right hand end of console. Test unit to right of cabinets. 5 hole punch to far right of don. Taken at night 17/6/1960.
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: 1960

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