George Julius

George Julius

Pioneer Australian technologist

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Possibly the first Australasian adventure into computing devices was
by the English born George Julius (1873-1947) who invented the
Automatic Totaliser - a complex electro-mechanical calculator.

Julius electro-mechanical adder

(Brian Conlon photo)

Doron Swade wrote:

The Julius totalisator with its automatic odds machine is the
earliest on-line, real-time, data processing and computation system
that the curators at the Science Museum have identified so far.

The subject is excellently covered by Brian Conlon.


George Julius (1873-1947)

(CSIRO photo)