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Corporate entry Computation Laboratory (1955 - 1964)

The University of Melbourne

From
1955
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
To
1964
Functions
Education and Computer Technology or Multimedia
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The University of Melbourne's Computation Laboratory was established in 1955, when CSIRO transferred their automatic computer to the University. The CSIRAC machine was Australia's first electronic computer and one of the first in the world. The Computation Laboratory was renamed the Department of Computation in 1964.

Timeline

 1955 - 1964 Computation Laboratory
       1964 - 1971 Department of Computation
             1971 - 1976 Department of Information Science
                   1976 - 1990s Department of Computer Science
                         1999 - Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Published resources

Books

  • McCann, Doug and Thorne, Peter, The Last of the First CSIRAC: Australia's First Computer, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, 196 pp. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith