[LINK] Historical Tour of Computing in Melbourne

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon May 18 13:00:49 EST 2009


Hi Tom, Graham and all,

Also, sounds like some outstanding you tubes ..

>   At the ACS Victorian Branch 2009 Conference 
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/05/sustainable-business.html> 
> someone mentioned there was an Historical Tour of Computing in 
> Melbourne <http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~gfarr/tour/>. Unfortunately 
> I missed the tour as I was at the conference. The next one is Sunday 
> 31 May 2009. The tours are run by Caulfield School of Information 
> Technology (Monash University) and are free, apart from your tram 
> ticket. Many of the sites are accessible without the tour and the 
> tour guide web page provides a useful self-guide. The highlight of 
> any such tour has to be CSIRAC at the Melbourne Museum, the fourth 
> computer in the world and the best preserved.
> 
> The Tour:
> 
>     1. Monash Museum of Computing History
>     2. Site of Albert Park Barracks and DSD
>     3. Melbourne's Silicon Mile: St Kilda Road and Fitzroy Street
>     4. Stanhill
>     5. Melbourne Observatory: Melbourne's first computer room
>     6. Victoria Barracks: Australia's first supercomputer
>     7. St Paul's Cathedral: the Babbage connection
>     8. National Mutual: Smalltalk-80's Australian debut
>     9. ICI House
>    10. Melbourne Museum: CSIRAC
>    11. Physics Museum, University of Melbourne
>    12. Old Physics, University Melbourne: CSIRAC's first Victorian home
> 
> Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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