Aussie Outback Hero

R.M. Williams is synonymous with outback Australia and these days more particularly with his brand of outback clothing. He began making his famous boots in 1932, different because they were made from a single piece of leather.

In Eidsvold, Queensland, the R.M.Williams Centre pays tribute to this iconic Aussie and the outback lifestyle.

The grounds next to the centre offer overnight camping which I took advantage of so I was up bright and early to visit the centre when it opened the next day. It’s only $5 entry and although not an extensive display it was worth it.

R.M. had an interesting history as outlined in Wikipedia.

He left a lasting legacy when he died in 2003 having been actively involved in

Despite his many achievements it seems R.M. Williams remained a man of the bush and the people. I loved this poem that apparently was also one of his favourites.

If you are travelling through the Burnett Region of Queensland put Eidsvold on your itinerary. And by the way, the BP petrol station over the road from the R.M. Williams Centre makes a great coffee 😊