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Computing History Tour of Melbourne

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Computing History Tour of Melbourne

This day-long tour, with Computing History Tour of Melbourne, combines walking and tram travel to visit a selection of places in Melbourne with links to the history of computing.

Sites visited typically include: Monash Museum of Computing History, in Caulfield East; Old Melbourne Observatory; St Paul's Cathedral; and CSIRAC, Australia's first computer and the world's fourth, at Melbourne Museum. For more information on the sites visited the website. The schedule also includes breaks at some cafes.

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Tour highlights:
  • Saint Paul's Cathedral
  • CSIRAC, Museum Victoria

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Find out about Melbourne's remarkable links with the earliest days of computing with Computing History Tour of Melbourne.

This tour is a chance to explore another dimension of Melbourne's history and to better understand how computers have changed science, business and society. The tour combines walking and tram travel, and is free apart from tram tickets.

Located at the Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University. For information please see the website.

From time to time they organise group tours. The tours are free (apart from the cost of tram travel and whatever you may buy at cafes on the way), but bookings are essential as capacity is limited. If you would like to join a future organised tour, please register your interest by going to their website.

Alternatively, you can use the web page to do a self-guided tour.