CSIRAC Photo Gallery

Following is a selection of CSIRAC photographs from the University of Melbourne CSIRAC photo archive, CSIRO and others contributed from personal collections.

CSIRAC with cabinet doors open, as displayed at the Museum of Victoria for its 50th birthday celebration in 1999.

CSIRAC 50th birthday

© Paul Doornbusch

CSIR Mk1, doors off, in the Radiophysics Laboratory, Sydney. Geoff Hill, June 1952.

CSIRAC Internals

© CSIRO

A closeup of the CSIRAC console switch panel. Note the multiple rows of 20 switches used to set bits in various registers.

CSIRAC Console

© University of Melbourne CSIRAC archive

An end view of the mercury delay line temperature controlled cabinet “the coffin". Circa 1956.

CSIRAC Mercury Delay

© University of Melbourne CSIRAC archive

CSIRAC magnetic disc “drum". An early photo circa 1956.

CSIRAC Magnetic Disc

© University of Melbourne CSIRAC archive

CSIRAC on the move on a semi-trailer at the northern outskirts of Benalla, Victoria on the Hume Highway. Maston Beard standing in the centre of the photo with the driver and his assistant. June 1955.

CSIRAC On The Move

© University of Melbourne CSIRAC archive