Often known as ‘Snowy’ or ‘Dunny’, Peter Dunn graduated from the Norwood colts and, with exceptional football in the reserves, won selection for two league games on a half-back flank in 1963.
He was named on the bench for five of his six league games in 1964. In the other match he kicked two goals from the forward pocket. That was more like his style at Prince Alfred College, where he played junior football and cricket before moving up to the first 18 as a rover.
A good mark, Peter kicked 17 goals in 32 games for the Norwood reserves between 1962 and 1964. He booted seven goals against Glenelg in the reserves’ first semi-final on 12 September 1964. This was the first reserves semi-final to be drawn.
Peter’s final game for Norwood was the 1964 reserves grand final, which North Adelaide won 8.16 (64) to 3.10 (28). Peter won Norwood reserves trophies for Most Improved in 1963 and Best Team Man in 1964.
After Norwood he coached Prince Alfred Old Collegians in 1975 before moving to Melbourne, where he lived for several years while working for the worldwide pharmaceutical company Novozymes.
Peter was born to Frank Maxwell Dunn and his wife Elaine, née Flexmore-Concliffe, on 21 May 1942. He had a younger sister, Jill. He married Jenny Ferraro of Melbourne and they raised two daughters, Samantha and Kylie.
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