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School Case - Duro Travel Goods, circa 1953-1965 Object Reg. No: SH 900719

Summary:
Child's brown school case made of composite fibre by Duro Travel Goods, circa 1953-1965. The case has two names written on it: Jennifer Andison, crossed out and replaced with Bruce Andison. The Andison family lived in Lane Cove, Sydney until 1964. This school case was handed down to Bruce from his sister Jennifer. In 1964 the family moved to Melbourne where Bruce attended Veterinary School graduating in 1973. He then entered Medical School graduating in 1980, trained as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and moved to the USA.

Duro Travel Goods Ltd was registered in 1953 (according to the Companies Index held in the Queensland Archives); its name was delisted in 1983.
Description:
Child's brown school case made of composite fibre, reinforced with metal edges and fibre corners and a wooden frame inside the lid. The case has a plastic carry handle and locks on either side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 35.50 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education, school children, cases
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: baggage
Inscriptions: On the outside of the case, underneath the handle, are the initials "B.A." in large lettering in silver paint. Inside the lid of the case is written "IB 3542/BRUCE ANDISON ("Jennifer Andison" crossed out) /591/Mowbray Rd/Lane Cove" Also inside is a small paper label which reads "VULCANISED FIBRE/MADE BY/DURO/TRAVEL GOODS LTD/SYDNEY N.S.W."
Manufacturer: Duro Travel Goods Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1953-1965
Place Used: Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia

Comments

Elisa Posted on 13 Jul 2011 1:36 PM
I can forward this link to Bruce Andison who is now an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Vancouver Washington. His sister Jennifer Andison now Pillekers and lives in Tyabb. Happy to contact them if you require.
Bruce Andison Posted on 14 Jul 2011 2:03 PM
This is my school case, it was handed down to me from my sister Jennifer. We lived in Lane Cove until 1964 then moved to Melbourne where I attended Veterinary School graduating in 1973.
I then entered Medical School graduating in 1980, trained as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and moved to the USA where I currently practice. I serve on the Washington State Medical Board.

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