about Raymond Boyd
Raymond Boyd Dunn is a "born and bred" Australian. After his retirement Raymond Boyd became a grey nomad, and with his wife, spent some time touring this vast country ofAustralia. He was born in the smallBurnettValleytown ofMonto,Queensland,
and for his entire life has answered to the name of 'Boyd'. Apart from his travels he has lived all of his life in Queensland, and after satisfying his thirst for seeing first hand this wonderful country we live in, settled on the Sunshine Coast to spend his
remaining years in the sunshine near the beach.
He commenced his working life as a Bank Officer and resigned after thirteen years to become self-employed. At various stages he has owned a Corner Store, a small Supermarket Chain, a Butchery,
a Milk Run, a Printery and a Cattle and Grain Farm. He has been involved, in various capacities, in Cricket and Tennis Clubs; Jaycees, Lions and Rotary Clubs and Aero Clubs, Rector's Warden in Anglican Church. He was a Cricketer, played tennis, tried
to play golf, and was a keen long distance runner.
Upon taking a well-earned retirement he wrote his unpublished autobiography, which was for distribution amongst his family of six children and numerous grand-children. A visit to Cooktown,
where he learnt of the Palmer River Gold Rush, was the incentive to keep writing and produce his first novel 'Palmer Gold' He then settled down to write novels, producing two more books to complete a Trilogy...'An
Australian Ranch' and "Carly and Sam...Will and Effie'. There followed a number of short stories, a Novella, and another novel 'Lord of
the Manor in Australia - The Man with the Golden Touch'. He continues to write whilst enjoying life in the sunshine on the beautiful SunshineCoast in Queensland.
a book from the column on the left.
RECOMMENDED READING : The Pearson/Rickards Trilogy of
Book One 'Palmer Gold', Book Two 'An Australian Ranch' and Book Three 'Carly
and Sam...Will and Effie'.
Offshoots from the Trilogy are : 'The First Born Sons'...'The Jackaroo'..."Once Upon a Time on the Ghan.'
FROM A DIFFERENT GENRE : The Maxwell Marlowe, Private
Book One : The Case of the Missing Heiress Book Two : Murder in Maroochydore
Book Three : 'Wayne's Daughter' Book Four : 'The Fairbanks
Book Five : 'Get Charlene!' Book Six : 'The Case of the Missing Stamp and Coin Collection'
Book Seven : 'Blackmail in Paradise' Book
Eight : 'Death on the Valley Rattler
YET ANOTHER GENRE...
Outlaws of the Australian Bush
Book One : 'Millie and the Bushranger' Book
Two : 'Bushranger's Gold'
Book Three : 'Bushranger' Book Four : 'Birth of a Bushranger'
Book Five : 'The Adventures of Ben Hall, Bushranger'
Book Six : 'Outlaws of Australia' (A compilation of all other books in the Series)
Book Seven : 'The Destiny of Darkie Dixon.'
'The Lord of the Manor in
Australia' is well worth a read!
He'd like to know what you think of his stories. Did you enjoy reading the book? Your comments would be appreciated, so his email address is appended at the end of each book.
He will respond to every comment.