Our History

The Australian Computer Museum was set up with the intention to preserve and exhibit the artifacts of computing history in Australia, and with it, documentation, software, and peripherals - back to the beginning! One of our ongoing initiatives is to record the histories of people and organisations that pioneered, used and developed computing equipment and associated technologies.

We plan to educate Australians on the history of this technology, which today permeates every aspect of our daily lives - we will do this by means of online reference material and by producing articles and booklets for distribution, along with the public exhibition of representative artifacts. We also plan to initiate educational classes and skill-sharing societies to drive innovation and creative disruption/evolution.


Our Executive Team

John Deane
John Deane
President
John Deane graduated from Macquarie University in 1972. As a member of CSIRO he coinvented the world-changing Wi-fi technology. Today, there are more Wi-fi devices than people on the planet.
Anne Jones
Anne Jones
Assistant Treasurer
First programming in binary, Anne Jones' involvement in computers dates back to the 1950's and spans both England and Australia. An industry pioneer in every way, we are glad to count Anne among our number.
John Geremin
John Geremin
Chief Curator & Treasurer
With a career in technology dating back to the 1960's, John Geremin brings a plethora of experiences and insights into the way technology has evolved through the 20th Century to now.
Tennyson Delarosa
Tennyson Delarosa
Vice President & Media Director
Tennyson has worked as a professional storyteller for more than a decade. His interest in technology and history have converged in his work for the ACMS.
John Webster
John Webster
Secretary
John Webster has more than 50 years IT experience, beginning with valve computer UTECOM at UNSW in 1960, continuing with IBM mainframes at UNSW, State and Commonwealth departments.


Development Committee

These individuals are assisting the ACMS to grow into a fully-fledged, publicly and privately funded museum with displays open to the public. We acknowledge them here for their gracious donation of their expertise, insight, and financial support.

David Hayman
David Hayman
David began his career as a computer technician and engineer in the 1970's, before starting his own company in 1985.
Joe Lemura
Joe Lemura
Joe Lemura graduated from UNSW in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science and Mathematics, Information Technology.
Dave Burraston
Dave Burraston
David Burraston, PhD is an artist/scientist involved in technology and electronic music since the late 1970's. David was employed
Maurice Aiken
Maurice Aiken
Maurice was a partner in Word Express, a leading supplier of Wang Computers in the 1980's.Maurice has previously held presidential
Patrick Webster
Patrick Webster
Information Security researcher Patrick Webster founded OSI Security in 2010. Well known in the global Information Security

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