Trevor Richards was one of the small group of people who founded HART (Halt All Racist Tours) in Auckland in 1969, and worked for the organisation for many years, serving as chair (1969–80) and international secretary (1980–85). This long-term commitment led to a history of the anti-apartheid movement in New Zealand – Dancing on My Bones (1999).
Trevor Richards has worked for the Public Service Association and for Volunteer Service Abroad (as external relations manger and previously as programme manager for Africa). His involvement in African issues, initially through the anti-apartheid movement, has taken him regularly to Africa.
In 2004 he was awarded the Order of the Companion of O.R. Tambo (Gold) by the South African Government. He currently lives in Paris, France.
New Zealand Abroad: The Story of VSA’s Work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, co-authored with Jeremy Rose and Margot Schwass (Bridget Williams Books, 2002)
Dancing on Our Bones: New Zealand, South Africa, Rugby and Racism (Bridget Williams Books, 1999)