Hi, I’m Kenneth McIlwain….

…also known as Kenny Mac, Kenny Wong, Aubrey Alan and Pa Pa.

I was asked why I would even put pen to web (once was paper) and start this blog site. Simple question to which I could have raved on with some grandeur of wisdom, but that’s not me. My reason is simple, ‘we need more inspirational work and stories to be told’.

Welcome to my journey.

My next adventure


The next big adventure has been confirmed after 2 years of planning – 3053KM IN 48 DAYS

In August I am riding my mountain bike (The Northern Express) solo from Alice Springs to Alice Springs (A2A) – a circle of the Australian Central Deserts.  I will leave Alice Springs and head to Boulia, Birdsville, Marree, Oodnadatta, Finke, and back to Alice Springs.

I am a survivor and I proudly support Bravehearts. If you would like to donate to my campaign you can do so HERE

No Defence

The Kenny Mac Biography

After writing and publishing two Autobiographies, I met Kenny Mac through an adult swimming group in Picton. Over six years he shared details of his life with me and his desire to have his story written into a book. He asked me to write his book because he trusted me and I agreed because he has a remarkable life story that desperately needed to be told.

No Defence is a Biography – Adult Non-Fiction. It would appeal to all adults that enjoy reading stories about great Australian under-dog characters who have had to overcome horrendous life events, fight for truth and justice against those that abuse their power, and still manage to find the strength to achieve amazing things.

Kenny is becoming the face and voice for others who have been the victim of institutionalised sexual abuse – a topic that is only now being thoroughly investigated.

Kenny Mcilwain has already gained publicity through a Sydney Morning Herald article, written by David Wroe 27 November, 2014, Australian Defence Force rape victim’s 40-year secret, The Camden-Narellan Advertiser From despair to hope by Martin Walsh, 29 July, 2015 and through appearing on The Project 23 June, 2016. On social media, it was called ‘The Interview that shocked Australia’.

Lauren Wilkinson-Barnes (Author)

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