Plaque recognising the significance of the CSIRAC Computer, awarded by the Heritage Council of Victoria on 18 November 2009.

The date, 18 November 2009, was chosen arbitrarily. CSIRAC's first run was in November 1949, but the date was not recorded. Museum Victoria celebrated CSIRAC's 60th birthday on 18 November 2009 with an evening event, during which Jim Gard'ner, CEO Heritage Council, presented the plaque to Patrick Greene, CEO Museum Victoria. The event was sponsored by the Pearcey Foundation and the Australian Computer Society..

Physical Description

Oval shaped blue plaque with white writing. Two threaded rods on the back to faciliatte fixing.


The plaque recognises that CSIRAC is considered one of the nation's foremost technological achievements and is the only intact first generation stored-program computer still in existence.

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