Australia’s computing pioneer

Trevor Pearcey built one of the world’s first computers – a big computer.

Old-style computer
CSIRAC (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer), Australia's first digital computer, and the fourth stored program computer in the world. First run in November 1949, it is the only intact first-generation computer in the world, and is on permanent display at the Melbourne Museum. Credit: John O'Neill/Wikimedia Commons