Kev Richardson

Early Australian History at its best

Following a career in business management at international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism, to then sweat as far up the River Nile as one can get, canoe down the Amazon, flash countless gems from atop the Eiffel Tower, the heights above Yosemite, the Victoria Falls et al, scream “Ole” at a Chihuahua bullfight, ride elephant trails in Thai jungles, wallow in the incredible history of Rapa Nui’s Maoi—and as convention almost demands, was mugged in Bogota. His articles on travel to exotic lands have featured in travel and airline magazines around the world.

Meanwhile, being a sixth generation descendant from Australia’s First Fleet with an obsessive interest in his country’s founding, he came to realise how the true history had, over several generations, been suppressed – the people were never to know! Years of fact-finding, with the help of other dedicated researchers, revealed all and Kev vowed to set the history books aright by bringing the truths of convictism to light. He is well qualified to do so, for as a student of First Fleet history, he has presented his subject on many occasions in press, radio and television interviews. He is a Past President of The First Fleet Fellowship and a Past Secretary of The Descendants of Convicts Inc. During Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary he officiated in Founding celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Norfolk Island. For his work during that Bicentenary, he was created Honorary Life Member of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants.

Kev now devotes his life to writing on not only the truths of his country’s convict history, and general fiction with an Australian flavour, but biographies of significant people. He recognises the growing trend towards digital reading, so follows the world’s top authors in publishing his works both as traditional paperbacks and the economical eBook.

These days Kev travels less, having retired from his home on Queensland’s Gold Coast, left his grown family and friends, to write from experiences and adventures during his exciting travels, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand’s exotic north.

Titles Available from Kev Richardson



Australia’s city of Brisbane is founded as a Convict Prison for Second Offenders
… the story of Australia’s white settlement. It empties the vacuum cleaner with which modern Australians are at last cleaning under the carpet where for generations, the dust of truth was swept.
Children of Australia�s founding convicts grow up in a unique environment. On the one hand, convicts labour in chains under lashweilding redcoats; on the other, immigrant farmers strive to carve out a living, reluctant convicts their only available labour.
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