Medal awarded to Dr. Trevor Pearcey as a Fellow of Chisholm Institute of Technology, for meritorious service.
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.
In 1972, Trevor Pearcey joined Caulfield Institute of Technology as Head of the Electronic Data Processing Department and retired as Dean of Technology in 1985. He was Foundation Dean of Technology at Chisholm Institute of Technology.
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.
Silver medal on blue neck ribbon. Chisholm Insititute logo on obverse, engraving on reverse. Presentation case in black leatherette with gold trim and square logo on the front.
Chisholm Institute logo.
FOR / MERITORIOUS / SERVICE TO / CHISHOLM INSTITUTE / OF TECHNOLOGY / DR. T. PEARCEY
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 22/02/2001
circa 1985 AD
'FOR / MERITORIOUS / SERVICE TO / CHISHOLM INSTITUTE / OF TECHNOLOGY / DR. T. PEARCEY'.
Type of item
207 mm (Length), 143 mm (Width), 35 mm (Height)
External dimensions of medal in case.
440 mm (Length), 49 mm (Width), 3 mm (Height), 49 mm (Outside Diameter)
Dimensions of medal only, with ribbon unfolded. Width of ribbon 43 mm.
Round and ribbon