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Peter Hughes as part of his long and courageous recovery has come to the realisation that he needs to share his and the story of all other Australians who were so tragically affected by this act of horrendous terrorism of the Bali Bombings on )...

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Peter Hughes's Biography

Peter Hughes as part of his long and courageous recovery has come to the realisation that he needs to share his and the story of all other Australians who were so tragically affected by this act of horrendous terrorism of the Bali Bombings on ) October 12, 2002. He has therefore embarked on a career of public speaking to not only describe the events that occurred on that day but also to talk about the Australian Spirit that has become so much more evident since October 12, 2002.


Peter Hughes was the man whose swollen and blistered face we saw on television during the shocking first hours of the news coverage from Bali. He literally took our breath away when we heard him quietly tell rescuers he was okay and to help those worse off than him. Looking at him, we could see that he was badly injured himself. And indeed he was. Later, he lapsed into a month-long coma during which he died three times and had to be revived.
Peter Hughes provides an emotional yet uplifting story from just an ordinary Australian who is now described as a 'hero' and one who has triumphed against the worst odds. He feels it is his place in life now to provide other Australians with hope and inspiration whilst also utilising this journey as a way to say thankyou to all Australians who were touched by this horrific event.
This is a gripping and personal account of the day terrorism cast its deadly shadow on Australia as told by the man who was the first face we saw after that fateful day. This is the unforgettable story of the unimaginable – the day we as Australians were no longer immune to acts of terrorism as told by the man who was just an ordinary person who became an accidental hero.
It seemed in the aftermath of the tragedy that almost everyone knew one of the victims or knew someone who did. We are all connected somehow. It is also a testament to courage, mateship and the remarkable resilience of the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
Peter Hughes has emerged from this experience with an enormous sense of hope and pride in his country that will touch all those who meet him from all walks of life. Corporations, sporting groups, associations, schools and any other group looking for inspiration and motivation in their own lives will not be disappointed by Peter’s account of that day and life beyond ‘Bali.’