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Accession No 1996.27.1
Name/Title COMPUTER; UNIVAC 1000 WANGANUI COMPUTER
Brief Description This Sperry-Rand UNIVAC 1110 was one of two units used at the Wanganui Computer Centre, where the government kept information on people with criminal records and holders of firearms and driving licenses. It became operational in July 1976 and was the centre of attention in New Zealand on several occasions including after a suicide bombing in 1982. This is one of the large units from that computer. The system stored information for the New Zealand Police and Justice Departments and the Ministry of Transport. Information was accessible from 200 remote computer terminals spread throughout the country.

UNIVAC stands for Universal Automatic Computer.
Classification Data Processing T&E/T&E For Communication/Nomenclature
Primary Prod Date 1976
Primary Prod Period 20th century
Primary Prod Place Aotearoa/New Zealand
Measurement Reading 175 x 170 x 70cm
99 x 82 x 54cm
92 x 70 x 52cm
25 x 54 x 20cm
20 x 14 x 7.5cm
15 x 9.5 x 6.5cm
31 x 46 x 67cm
37 x 45 x 40cm
9 x 52 x 24cm
25 x 53 x 45cm
18 x 51 x 44cm
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