R.M Williams, bushman, grazier, folk hero, raconteur–in fact one of the great legends of our time. This is his story.He left home in his teens and went bush. For months he trekked through the deserts and ranges of Central Australia as the camel-man of a two-man expedition. He then worked as a drover.The sale of a handmade pack-saddle to Sir Sidney Kidman for five pounds was the beginning of a business which grew rapidly. Soon bushmen from all over Australia were sending 'cash with order' for R.M's classic elastic-sided boots and other products. The mail-order business made him wealthy and positioned him as a household name throughout the bush.Always restless and enterprising, R.M has never been content to just be a businessman. The bush is his greatest love, and throughout his life he has remained as close to it as possible, droving, running cattle stations, and breeding and training horses.
Beneath Whose Hand by R.M. Williams