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November 11, 1982: Peter, 81, to retire

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August 31, 2017

Stepping into Peter Peter's general store in Tungama is like stepping back into the 1930's.

Built around 1880, the weatherboard shop has an aura of the past about it, form the bent verandah on the street to the huge lolly jars sitting on the counter inside. 

Shoppers can buy a set of Rosary beads, a new watch, a kilo of flour or a home-made icy pole. 

Years ago the shop also included a cafe which served afternoon teas and an electrical section which sold and repaired radios and toasters. 

Now the tiny little town of 250 people is to lose Peter Peter's store.

It will be auctioned tomorrow afternoon at 3.30 pm in the Tungamah Memorial Hall, just across the road. 

The shop has a Housing Commission order on it for extensive renovations and it is expected the shop will close.

After 52 years in the shop, Mr Peter Peters, 81, has decided to retire to his Yarrawonga home. 

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