John Bennet

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
John Bennet

Name: John Makepeace Bennet

Born: July 31, 1921, in Warwick, Queensland, Australia

Death: December 9, 2010 (Age: 89)

Computer-related contributions

  • Australia's first professor of computer science and the founding president of the Australian Computer Society.
  • Known for his pioneering work on early computers, including EDSAC, Ferranti Mark 1*, and SILLIAC.
  • Remembered for his work advocating the use of computers through computing courses and associations.

Honors and awards

  • Pearcey Medal (2004).
  • Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Computer Science and Technology (2001).
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (1983).