Author Peter Duke has resided in Byron Shire since 1998. Originally from Sydney, Peter has a background in education and sales. Since his move to Byron Bay, and following several year’s research, he curated the Byron Bay Historical Photograph Exhibition at the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club, 2005

In December 2010 Peter 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 2015 when the book ‘sold-out’, updated downloadable format was made available (pdf) and a second print run of ‘Byron Bay the History Beauty and Spirit’ arrived to Byron Bay December, 2016.

Peter is working on his second book, a spiritual travelogue which he began writing in May 2011 following the Byron publication. The new book titled ‘A Surfer’s Search for Spirituality in Byron Bay’, begins at 1998 with the commencement of his Byron research, and traces the past 22 years of findings. Only available at via download.

Printed books to follow in Spring 22022.

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