Remington Travel-Riter Deluxe portable manual typewriter in leather carrying case, previously owned and used by Peter Bowers. Typewriter in grey/green metal housing with buff keys; ribbon intact. Two-tone grey leather case with zipper closure and plastic handle, metal locking mechanism to attach typewriter; three luggage labels attached to handle.
This portable Remington Travel-Riter Deluxe typewriter was owned and used by political journalist Peter Bowers (1930 - 2010). Bowers worked for The Sydney Morning Herald for over thirty years, as political correspondent, London correspondent, editor and feature writer, and had a long career reporting from the Press Gallery. In 1992 he won a Gold Walkley Award for outstanding contribution to journalism.
The period of Bowers’ Press Gallery reporting is caught between the fluctuating dominance of print to television and the emergence of the influence of talkback radio. Bowers experienced the rapid growth of the size of the Gallery and the move from the provisional to the new Parliament House, during a period of technological change and the introduction of the televising of Parliament. Bowers’ political reporting began in the era of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, and covered the seesawing politics of the 1970s and the long period of Labor government from 1983.