Note book owned by Dr Trevor Pearcey. It contains a collection of travel notes, expenses and contacts according to date.

Dr Pearcey was a pioneer in the field of electronic computing in Australia. He designed the computer CSIR Mark 1, later known as CSIRAC, while working for the Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Sydney in the 1940s. He also held a variety of academic positions in computing.

CSIRAC was built by the CSIR in Sydney in 1949 and was the fourth computer in the world. It was later transferred to the University of Melbourne. Designed by Trevor Pearcey and engineered by Maston Beard, CSIRAC completed more than 1000 projects by the time it was turned off in 1964. It is currently housed at Museum Victoria.

Physical Description

Note book featuring a hard cover, light brown in colour with dark blue cloth along the spine and containing white, lined pages. Handwritten notations in blue ink pen throughout. The owner's name is handwritten on the front cover in the upper right corner. Some loose pages inserted.

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