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Booklet - 'Graduate Diploma in Data Processing', 1977 Document Reg. No: HT 25768

Summary:
Booklet forms part of the history of computing in Melbourne and of the donor's father, Russell Grevatt's (1927-1998), collection. Russell worked in computers from 1947 until 1977 with the one company, learning and upgrading skills with each change. He started as a 'punch mechanic', became an electronic engineer (computer faults), then a Field Engineer and finally a Field Engineering Manager before retiring.

The donor, Russell's daughter, studied the Graduate Diploma in Data Processing in 1975 (before personal computers), became a programmer, and for a short time, in 1982, a lecturer in computer studies at Prahran TAFE. Dr Trevor Pearcey was one of her lecturers in 1975. She was a numeracy/literacy tutor for about thirty years as well as a professional musician and performer.
Description:
9 page booklet outlining course description for a Data Processing course. Yellow cover, stapled at spine. Black printed text.
Statement Of Significance:
These items form part of both the history of computing in Melbourne and of Russell Grevatt?s experience in early computing in Australia (1927-1998).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Jill Grevatt, 2010
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 297 mm (Height), 207 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computing, computer engineering, working life, work
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: personal & professional effects
Inscriptions: Text, printed front cover: Caulfield/Institute of/Technology/Department of/Electronic Processing/Graduate Diploma in/Data Processing/(Full-time and part-time)/The course has been gazetted by the/Australian Government as approved for the/Cadet Computer Systems Officer Scheme./The Australian Computer Society has approved/the course as satisfying the Society's/knowledge requirements for asmissions to/corporate membership for Grade of Member./1977.
Other Association (See Comments): The British Tabulating Machine Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1927-1977

Russell Grevatt's employer
Publisher: Caulfield Institute of Technology SRC, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 1977

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