Travellers Pause to Remember Bill Peach

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by Roderick EIme (travelling with Bill Peach Journeys)

Guests on Bill Peach Journeys Classic Australia Aircruise woke to the news that the company’s namesake had passed away overnight.

Against a glorious Cable Beach sunset, the group recalled the great man who inspired millions of Australians to get out and see their country with his ground-breaking series of television programs including the iconic ‘Peach’s Australia’.

Tour director, Lesley Neil, an employee of the company for the last three years shared her memories of working with Bill when she was a young school-leaver in the mid-60s.

“I was working as a young PA at the BBC representative office in Elizabeth Street where Bill worked as the television rep,” recalls Lesley, “He was such a kind and gentle man, even a little shy, with a distinctive lock of auburn hair. He had such a lovely manner and very easy to talk to. He was just a natural for the job.”

Bill Peach Journeys was established by Bill in 1983 and began with a F27 Fokker Friendship flying guests around Australia. The company that still bears his name now takes people to iconic places all around the world.

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