Southern Cross Gypsies


Have you ever felt totally free? With nothing to worry about, not a care in the world, nothing to lose and nowhere you have to be? Have you ever done something totally reckless, just because you can? Clive and Mandy Richmond know that feeling. In 1979 they left on a trip around Australia. They set off in an HQ Holden station wagon with all their worldly possessions, not much money, no real plans and no real idea where we were going. They worked their way around Australia, and then just kept on going around again. During that time they married and raised two kids. Between them, they have had about one hundred jobs.

  • Title: Southern Cross Gypsies
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2017
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 250 pages, 37 photographs
  • ISBN: 9780995444263

Clive Richmond

By the time Clive Richmond was eleven years old, he had lived in nine different houses and attended eight different schools, in three different countries. Perhaps he was already a gypsy? If not, he certainly became one, as did his wife, Mandy. Clive grew up in Carnarvon in Western Australia where he became a qualified mechanic and welder. Here he met Mandy, who was already wandering. Together, they tossed a coin and took to the road. Some normal things followed: marriage, children, working hard and keeping the dream alive, like most of us do. However, “normal” doesn’t really equate to the way they have lived their lives. They have spent most of their lives on the road, travelling around Australia, living for the most part in remote areas and working on cattle stations. Clive’s book, “Southern Cross Gypsies”, is an inspiring and interesting book, full of freedom, dreams and throwing your hat in the ring. Clive is a singer/song writer, poet and now an author. He has a great love of the Australian bush and believes Australia to be the greatest country in the world.

Clive’s book, “Southern Cross Gypsies”, was published by Jabiru Publishing in 2017.