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Kerry B. Collison

Kerry B. Collison

Kerry entered the Royal Australian Air Force in 1962. He was later cleared to the highest level of security and sent to the RAAF Airforce Base at Point Cook where he spent one year, along with a select few friends, learning Bahasa Indonesia. At that time President Soekarno's Indonesia boasted the third largest Communist Party in the world. Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War had just started and there was a growing fear that the threat of an Asian invasion of Australia was becoming a real possibility. Immediately upon graduation, and only 22, Kerry was sent to Jakarta as the Assistant Air Attache and interpreter in the Australian Embassy during the final stages of the time which became known as the Years of Living Dangerously. This violent period lasted from October 1965 until the end of 1967 resulting in the death of some half a million Indonesians. Kerry spent almost three years in the Embassy before resigning from the Airforce and then establishing his own business in Indonesia. This soon became successful due to his access to the Indonesian Military and his former association with the Australian Government. Kerry was sought after as a commercial representative and was appointed by more than twenty major international groups to oversee their interests in Indonesia. He became involved in such ventures as the supply of helicopters (Hughes) to the Indonesian government, and flew with Lee Archer on the first successful helicopter flight from Singapore to Jakarta in a Hughes 500.
In 1971 President Soeharto granted citizenship to Kerry. This was the first time any foreigner had even been given such status without application. Immediately, due to his former security background the Australian authorities became concerned due to the sensitivity of material he had access to during his term in the Embassy and the Department of Air in Canberra. Kerry's Australian citizenship was stripped from him. Kerry is a sixth generation Australian. Disillusioned, he then went about establishing himself in his adopted country. Within a few short years Kerry had successfully carved a formidable niche in the Indonesian community.Some of those achievements are: He was founding member of the Young President's organisation in Jakarta. Over a period of 18 years Kerry founded and co-founded more than twenty companies and joint ventures in Indonesia. He built the villa estate in the mountains outside Jakarta known as Coolibah, in Cimacan, and developed other housing estates in Kalimantan. The George & Dragon, The Cellar Bar, Joanne Drew Salons were but a few of the many investments Kerry started.In 1985 Kerry was responsible for the promotion of the first private universities in Australia. He was co-founder of several educational institutions in Australia, including what became known as the Beaufort College in Perth.In 1989/90 Kerry established the first external satellite television service from Australia, Topaz, which was the first private satellite license issued by the Australian government.Kerry commenced working in Indochina in 1991 and although returned to Australia in 1997, he still maintains strong links in Asia. Having lived in South East Asia for thirty years he brings unique qualification to writing his chilling novels.

More About Kerry B. Collison

Books by Kerry B. Collison

Crescent Moon Rising - The Bali Bombings

Crescent Moon Rising - The Bali Bombings

At a time when Australians are wavering in support of a proposed US led invasion of Iraq, more than six hundred US Marines rotating on R & R in Bali suddenly disappear; then, Kuta erupts in a fireball and Australia falls into line with America. Read more about Crescent Moon Rising - The Bali Bombings

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

In the aftermath of Indonesia's economic collapse, Chinese women are targeted by the President's son-in-law's reckless, and brutal Special Forces. Read more about The Fifth Season

The Timor Man

The Timor Man

Kerry B. Collison's first book now in 2nd edition is second in the trilogy. Tension between Australia and Indonesia, the world's largest Moslem nation, brings the two countries to the brink of war. Read more about The Timor Man

Indonesian Gold

Indonesian Gold

Based on events surrounding the infamous, billion-dollar BRE-X gold fraud, and the determined few who recklessly destroyed so many lives with their all-consuming quest for gold... Read more about Indonesian Gold

Jakarta

Jakarta

Final in the trilogy series by Kerry B. Collison. The new military government hits overdrive with ambitious plans to construct state of the art nuclear power stations in Java and Bali. Read more about Jakarta

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

Third in the trilogy. Tense, intelligent and gripping, Freedom Square presents a rich portrayal of the terrifying crisis which brought the present political leadership of Indonesia to power. Read more about Merdeka Square

In Search of Recognition

In Search of Recognition

A biographical account of extraordinary events in the career of Leo W.Stach, an expatriate geologist, during war and peace in the Western Pacific region. Read more about In Search of Recognition

The Asian Trilogy

The Asian Trilogy

The Indonesian Trilogy: 'Merdeka Square', "The Timor Man" and "Jakarta". Kerry B. Collison's best selling titles take us into a dangerous and corrupt world of high finance and global politics. Read more about The Asian Trilogy

The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior

An anthology of poetry rich with emotion, vibrant with diversity and strong with sentiment. Gain an insight into the minds, hearts and souls of the warriors that have been involved in defending Australia. Compiled by Warrant Officer Paul Barrett and Read more about The Happy Warrior