ICT Heritage

Computer 100

The Pearcey foundation is involved in many activities that aims to preserve our ICT history.

Some of these activities include:

  • Establishment of a Pearcey Museum
  • Updating the Pearcey related pages on Wikipedia
  • Contributing to SoftwareHistory.org
  • Being the custodian of the IDG Pearcey portrait
  • Working the Museum of Victoria on maintaining the CSIRAC display
  • Wiki for Australian ICT heritage, capabilities and heros



CSIRAC was the first computer in an Australian University and the first in Victoria. It provided a computing service to scientists, engineers and the Melbourne business community until 1964. »» Read more...

Museum 100

Pearcey Museum

The Pearcey Foundation undertakes a number of activities to preserve the historical significance of ICT innovation and achievement. »» Read more...

Connections in the History of Australian Computing

This paper gives an overview of early Australian computing milestones up to about 1970 and demonstrates a mesh of influences. Wartime radar, initially from Britain, provided basic experience for many computing engineers. This is an excellent perspective on how Australia influenced the development of the digital computer as we know it today. Written by John Deane, one of the co-inventors ... »» Read more...

Early Australian Internet

In 1986, a year after the Internet domain name system was deployed, Australia's.au country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) came into being at the approval of the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (performing IANA's function at the time). »» Read more...