Winter Adds a Bit of Sunshine; COMMUNITY CHAMPION

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Winter Adds a Bit of Sunshine; COMMUNITY CHAMPION


DELIVERING mail in the Coolangatta area for 17 years was the best job Peter Winter ever had.

"You did it in all types of weather and knew everyone," he said.

Mr Winter, of Banora Point, was born at Tweed Heads and educated at St Joseph's Catholic School.

He began his working life at Morleys but did not like being indoors, so moved to Tasmania where he worked at a paper mill, milk factory and stacking timber.

He returned to Queensland and with the Department of Works and Housing was employed at Monto, Coolangatta, Thangool and Amberley before gaining a job with South Coast Town Council at Southport.

He successfully sat for a postal exam and from 1955 to 1990 worked for the PMG and Australia Post.

Mr Winter has always had a great love of local history, with his friend Bluey Gray assisting him in the early days.

In the early 1990s he began writing Lookback which ran in The Daily News for 16 years.

All stories were given to the Tweed Heads Museum, and nine books were published and sold, with reprints being necessary for some editions. …

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