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Apple Newton MessagePad personal digital assistant, 1993

This is an Apple Newton MessagePad - the first personal digital assistant (PDA). It comprises a tablet with a pressure-sensitive screen, a stylus and a protective cover. It is pictured with its case, retail packaging and handbook. The case has a label that reads in part 'Important Features / Handwriting Tips'.

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Apple LocalTalk Locking Cable Kit, 1984

This Apple LocalTalk Locking Cable Kit from 1984 comprises an adaptor to convert connector types, cables and junction boxes (nodes). It was used to network Apple Macintosh computers and peripherals such as printers.

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Replica 1 (clone of Apple 1) computer, 2006

This is a Replica 1 computer assembled in 2006. It is a clone of the Apple 1 computer released in 1976. The Replica 1 comprises an assembled printed circuit board mounted on an MDF base. It is pictured here with a manual, the cover of which reads in part: 'replica 1 / Setup and Users Manual / Revision C / January 2005'. ...

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Apple Macintosh Plus computer, 1986

This is an Apple Macintosh Plus computer, pictured with a keyboard, mouse and carry bag.

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Apple Macintosh 128K computer, 1984

This is an Apple Macintosh 128K computer - the first Apple Macintosh model. The all-in-one system includes the processor, a monitor and a floppy disk drive. The computer is pictured here with a keyboard, a mouse, four floppy disks, a cassette tape, a price list and a receipt. The receipt is dated October 1985.

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Apple PowerBook 100 computer, 1991

This is an Apple PowerBook 100 laptop computer, pictured with an external floppy disk drive, battery, high-speed data cable, a boxed accessory kit and the computer's original cardboard box packaging.

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Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer, 1991

This is an Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 computer tower and monitor, pictured with a second monitor, a keyboard and a mouse.

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Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue', 1998

This is an Apple iMac G3 computer in 'Bondi blue'. It consists of an all-in-one computer, monitor, modem and tray-loading CD-ROM drive, a separate keyboard, a round mouse and a power cord.

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Apple AirPort Base Station (Graphite), 1999

This is the original Apple AirPort Base Station model, also known as Graphite. It is used to wirelessly network computers and peripherals, and has telephone, ethernet and power connection ports. It was in production between 1999 and 2001.

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Apple II computer, 1978

This is an Apple II computer pictured with a brown vinyl carry bag. The computer has a rainbow-coloured Apple logo, a beige moulded plastic case and a brown integrated keyboard. It is not pictured with a monitor. Included in the computer but not visible are a PAL television tuner card, floppy disk interface card, serial ...

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Apple Lisa 2 computer modified to Macintosh XL, 1985

This is an Apple Lisa 2 personal computer system modified to be a Macintosh XL. It comprises a main console or 'box' with a built-in monitor, and an external keyboard, mouse and cables. Modifications to the standard Lisa 2 include the addition of a hard drive and the replacement of the 400 kB floppy drive with an 800 kB ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Panzer Battles', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Panzer Battles'. It came on two floppy disks with two booklets, a supplement and two cards in a box, and dealt with the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is one in a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of individual units, for example battalions or ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Warlords II', 1994

This is the cover of 'Warlords II', a fantasy strategy game. It came on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, and was introduced in 1994. This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The game had ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Tetris', 3 1/2-inch floppy disk, 1987

Tetris is a falling-blocks puzzle video game that was designed and programmed in Moscow in 1984. Its developer has said that he was inspired by pentominoes. The name is derived from the Greek 'tetra' meaning 'four'. This game 'Tetris - The Soviet Challenge - 1987 and 1988' was collected because it was one of the first games ...

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Operating console of CSIRAC, 1955-64

This is a 1964 photograph showing maintenance engineer Jurij Semkiw at the operating console of CSIRAC, Australia's first digital computer. CSIRAC, or 'Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer' was one of the world's first electronic digital stored program computers. It is the last of the first ...

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CSIRAC's program preparation area, 1955-64

This is a photograph of programmer Don Beresford at a tape punch keyboard, part of the program preparation equipment for CSIRAC (previously CSIR Mk1). The keyboard was used to edit 12-hole paper tape. To Beresfordr's left is a spool of 12-hole paper tape; to his right is a tape-reader. CSIRAC was one of the world's first ...

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Roll of 12-hole paper tape used with CSIRAC, c1956

This is an example of 12-hole paper tape containing data that could be loaded into CSIRAC's memory using a 12-hole paper tape reader. this tape would have been used around 1956. CSIRAC was one of the world's first electronic digital stored program computers and is the last of the first generation to exist intact.

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Paper tape reader for CSIRAC, c1956

This is a 12-hole paper tape reader used for loading programs (and data) into CSIRAC's memory around 1956. CSIRAC was one of the world's first electronic digital stored program computers and is the last of the first generation to exist intact.

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CSIRAC computer and CSIRO team, 1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of the team from the CSIRO Division of Building Research with the CSIRAC computer. Pictured (from left to right) are Bill Davern, John Russell, Roy Muncey, Don Beresford, and Terry Holden. The three men in the centre are working at the console. The two on the right are working at the ...

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CSIRAC computer and Trevor Pearcey, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph of Trevor Pearcey in front of the CSIR Mk1 computer (later called CSIRAC), taken in Sydney on 5 November 1952.