Author Peter Duke has resided in Byron Shire since 1998. Prior to this Peter grew up and lived on the North Shore of Sydney and has a background in disability service and education before moving into sales and financial services. Since his move to Byron Bay, and following several year’s research, Peter curated the Byron Bay Historical Photographic Exhibition, at the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club, 2005. In December 2010 he published his first book, Byron Bay the History, Beauty and Spirit, a beautiful hard cover coffee table book. The book was quickly embraced by the local community and became Byron Bay’s #1 best-selling book in 2011/12. In 2015 when the book ‘sold-out, it was then updated and the new downloadable formats were made available.
In 2011, Peter began working on his second book which is an exploration of spirituality that began while researching Australia’s alternative capital Byron Bay. This story has a working title of This is Spirit and in effect, it is like a sequel to the Byron Bay book. A second edition of ‘This is Spirit’ has been released in August, 2017. Click here for details.