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’, an updated downloadable format was made available (pdf) then a second print run of ‘Byron Bay the History Beauty and Spirit’ arrived to Byron Bay.
Peter is working on his second book, a spiritual travelogue which he began writing in 2011 following the Byron publication. The new book is titled ‘A Surfer’s Search for Spirituality in Byron Bay’, which begins in 1999 after the commencement of his Byron research, and traces the past 24 years of findings.
Only available at byrobaybook.com via download. Release date Tuesday 5th July, 2022 (sorry for the delays).