Brian V Taylor


Brian Taylor, born in western Queensland, left school at 13 and went to work to assist his mother with the expenses of keeping their home.

Realising he needed a better education to get anywhere in life he joined the RAAF and was trained as an aircraft electrician. Whilst in the RAAF, he went to night school to obtain his senior certificate. In those days you had to pass in four subjects in the one year to be credited with a pass. Because he was continually posted around from state to state he took four years to gain his senior certificate. He has the dubious distinction of passing senior English four times.

After leaving the RAAF he became an Air Traffic Controller. A serious heart condition meant the end of that career. He went to University and later TAFE and was awarded Diplomas in Business administration and Travel. He owned his own Travel agency and has traveled extensiver the world.

On retiring he took up golf at the age of 60 and is now a hopeless golf ’tragic’.

Chinese Gold is his first novel to be published.


Chinese Gold
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
An Adventure story of the recovery of lost Chinese gold, that came from the Palmer River alluvial gold fields in Queensland. Vince Cousins was a happy contented man. After serving over 20 years in the RAAF he retired to Cairns and now spends every fine weekend on his Boat 'Friday'; cruising, fishing or diving on the Great Barrier Reef. An encounter with a Chinese academic was to change his idyllic

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