Tableland Computer Centre was founded in 1995 by Terry and Kathy Gardiner in Malanda on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands.
Terry had been involved with personal computers since their first release being priveliged to own one of the first handful of Tandy TRS-80's imported directly into Australia.
At that time he was involved with electronics and Amateur Radio and computers were a natural follow on.
A lively and knowledgable group of enthusiasts in Mount Isa at the time soon had PC's doing their bidding with integration into radio soon to follow.
After leaving the Western Qld mining city to take up residence on the Tablelands he got together with another group who started the first Atherton Tablelands Computer Club.
The IBM XT arrived on the scene and as they say, history was made. Clones soon followed with nearly all supplies coming from the main cities of Sydney & Melbourne.
Those were the days of Rod Irving Electronics and the real Dick Smith Store.
With little or no expertise available in the area, Terry made the decision to start the business off as a part time indulgence to try and compensate for all the free work and advice he'd been handing out for years. It steadily grew so that he eventually gave up his position as a Dep't Supervisor with the local Dairy Company to pursue the business full time. From originally a partitioned off area of the family's lounge room, to a purpose built extension on the house to the first of two shops in Malanda, Terry And Kathy have offered a friendly and personal service to their clients that has paid great dividends with a large and supportive returning client base.
Being an enthusiast first, Terry feels he knows what people want in a computer shop and has set about to carry one of the best ranges of computer related accessories, peripherals and gadgets available in one shop anywhere across the Tableland area.