A true tale of the shame of a nation's founding when mostly inept personnel were chosen to accompany petty-crime-convicts to an un-inspected destination, to found a settlement. Tradesmen in every skill required had been overlooked; street gamin, pickpockets and loose women (near all illiterate) were depended on to make bricks, erect houses and feed a thousand others when warlike Aborigines made access to forest impossible.
A student of Australia's convict history, Kev has several novels on convicts already published, the first edition of Gurrewa having been an Eppies Finalist in 2003. As a past president of The First Fleet Fellowship and a past secretary of The Descendants of Convicts Inc, he is well qualified to write on this subject. Kev has lectured on The Founding of White Australia or Australia's Convict Beginnings in every Australian state and in seven other countries.