Notes written by Dr Trevor Pearcey dated variously 1963-1965. These travel notes appear to be preparatory notes for the tendering of a new computer for CSIRO (the tender was finally won by CDC). The notes detail Pearcey's observations on the state of computing at the time.

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.

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Loose, white sheets of paper held together with a paper clip in the upper left corner. Handwritten notations in blue ink pen and pencil throughout. Two receipts are attached to the front.

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