NUMBER ONE            WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1964            PRICE SIXPENCE


About Our Archives

The Newspapers. Vic TAB Installations. TABLOID. Vic TAB - How and Why. 1962 Computer Census. Trevor Robinson. Early Days. Queen  of the Desert. Daily Life at CDA. Downloads. Archives Feedback.
There has however been a heap of other material relevant to Control Data's history added - both from other newspapers and a variety of other resources, much of  which is now available in consolidated form via our DOWNLOAD page

MISSION STATEMENT : Our archive of material published in the The Australian Automation Feature (later Computer Page) documenting the history of computing in Australia with special emphasis on Control Data Australia (CDA), Control Data Corporation (CDC) and our major customers.

Some time ago, a project was initiated to transcribe and publish on the CDA web site all the articles that appeared in the Tuesday copy of The Australian - the purpose two-fold - firstly, to brush off the cobwebs and take us back the era where it really happened.

(And as someone - we can’t recall who! - recently quipped, “my memory isn’t what it once was, but my for-gettory works better than ever”) and secondly, to get some feedback from “those that were there”.

Our two-yearly reunions and regular (for Melbournians) monthly lunches produce their fair share of memories and recollections, a few of which may become a little distorted as the afternoon wears on and the red wine both titillates and dissipates!

Given the amount of work that “Hippy” already puts in to the site, The Australian archives have been taken on as an independent exercise via a separate site and service provider.

All material to the end of 1971 is loaded : by this stage, the feature had blown out to around three pages each Tuesday and another single page on Friday and the sheer volume of material became too great to continue with the exercise.

Bill Norris

An obituary

Minneapolis Star Tribune

21 August, 2006

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