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Photograph - 21 Years of Service Presentation Image Reg. No: MM 111734

Summary:
Photograph of presentation to Russell Grevatt commemorating 21 years of service.

This item is part of both the history of computing in Melbourne and of the donor's father Russell Grevatt (1927 - 1998). 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:
Black and white photograph of a group of eight men at a presentation wherre one of the men is presented with a watch.
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).
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph of a group of eight men at a presentation wherre one of the men is presented with a watch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Jill Grevatt, 2010
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 188 mm (Height), 257 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, stamped reverse: GORDON F. DE'LISLE/F.R.P.S. F.R.S.A./photography/81-81 city road/south melbourne 62-1670.
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Other Association (See Comments): The British Tabulating Machine Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1927-1977

Russell Grevatt's employer

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