In another 5-Star revelation from the pen of Kev Richardson, Dreamtime Drift tells the dreadful tale of how in early Australia, white man’s frenetic race to grab arable land using hard-labour-convicts to build a prison and farmlands, bludgeoned their way at the expense of the Aboriginal people. Struggling under a government striving to build a further dependency in its empire, the native inhabitants fighting to protect their very existence, buckle under the power of the educated invaders. This work takes the reader into the very heart of the shock, insecurity and helplessness of Australia’s indigenous people.
—Libby Adams, Aussie eBook Reviews.
5 Stars ! Multi-published historical writer, Kev Richardson found himself truly challenged in his endeavor to locate the Aboriginal voice to weave into Australia’s early history. As is often the case, the indigenous people were without a written language. Therefore, the Australian Aborigine’s story could be unearthed only from vocally repeated myths and metaphysical beliefs.
Through the eyes of the gentle natives 1824 to 1830 in Dreamtime Drift, Kev recreates the emotional conflict and mystical beliefs of the peaceful Turrbal and Jagera people. It is a then account of the injustices and savagery inflicted on a gentle race of people by the British invaders; those with little regard for the rights of indigenous people.
This exceptional work truly touched my heart.
What gave me real satisfaction in this historical account of Aboriginal abuse was Banyo’s parting sentiments to the notoriously cruel Captain Logan. It was a fitting and subtle salutation to a man with so much evil in his heart as to be forbidden the right to enter the tranquility of the afterlife.
—JoEllen,Conger Book Reviews USA
A retired journalist, Kevin Richardson continues writing. His several novels on the founding of white Australia’s convict history are legendary. He spent many years touring the world writing travel articles for airline magazines, his experiences being the bases of his several action-adventure novels as well as his biographical novels on the lives of significant people.
Kev is indeed qualified to write on Australia’s convict history for he is a past president of Australia’s First Fleet Fellowship and a past secretary of Australia’s Descendants of Convicts Inc. For his contributions in his county’s 1988 Bicentenary, he was granted honorary life membership of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants.
Kev has the distinction of having all twenty-six novels apart from several second and third editions published to date, awarded 5 stars or 5+, 5++ and his My Red Cross (March 2013) was the first 10 Star Award in the history of Conger Book Reviews, USA. His works have featured as finalists in International Awards on three occasions. More titles are in the pipeline. Synopses and reviews of all can be viewed on www.kev-richardson.com.
Kev is twice married and now enjoys single life, relaxing in the Himalayan foothills of exotic Thailand.