Our family came originally from continental Europe.

Peter's father Rolf and family went from Germany to Brazil after the II World War. Peter's mother Ursula (known as Uschi) and family migrated to Brazil from Austria, where they lived after having to flee from Poland where she was born. They met in Sao Paulo and from this union Peter and his sister Karin were born.

Peter has two daughters Isis and Illa. In 1989 Peter migrated to Australia and after divorcing from his first wife he married Janet (nee Murphy). Janet is Australian and her parents (Jim and Brigid) have migrated from Ireland in the late 50's. Peter and Janet have one son Liam.

Karin has two daughters, Julia and Beatriz (known as Bibi).