Legendary Australian figure R M Williams tells wonderful stories of his most memorable encounters in the bush. From rough riders to sideshow fighters, from the best woman drover in the west to a young English lady who raised her sons with their Aboriginal father's tribe, Williams recreates the characters he met in his harsh and hungry years spent on the road with a swag.
When Williams sold a hand-made packsaddle to Sir Sidney Kidman for five pounds in 1933, he was in fact beginning one of the country's most highly successful manufacturing enterprises. The R M Williams label - famous for its sturdy riding boots, moleskins and oilskins - has since become beloved of country and city people alike.
Charmingly illustrated, these true stories from one of Australia's greatest folk heroes will entertain and enlighten readers everywhere.