RIP RM Williams

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:19
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Sad new today with the death of bush legend RM Williams. Got to admire a bloke who was once a swaggy and yet managed to achieve so much in his life. Oh yeah, and was also instrumental in getting the Stockmans Hall of Fame off the ground. RIP RM.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Steve Mc - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:29

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:29
Hi Melissa The bush will never be same, with the loss of such a remarkable man, there will plenty of tears shed outback tonight. R.I.P Reg Williams.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:42

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:42
yes Melissa I saw the news its a sad thing, another aussie icon passed on.Laterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Reply By: JohnH - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:54

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:54
It's a shame all the gear you buy in this day and age doesn't last like his products. Never mind, you can't say the old fella didn't have a good innings. His legacy will live on for generations. RIP R.M.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:33

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 15:33
I agree with you Melissa, a very sad day indeed.
I put my RM Clobber on this morning and went to work with a black armband.
RIP RMne cede malis
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:21

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 23:21
I heard an interview made with him today. He reckons that he was a 'bagman' not a swagman... because he always had a few horses and saddlepacks to travel between jobs. Different world back then. They had 4wd horses. Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Ian - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 08:47

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 08:47
Does anybody know of any books written on RM... just finished reading one on Tom Kruse - "The Last Birdsville Mailman"....great read about another aging legend of the bush.....

Ian
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Follow Up By: Ed - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 21:08

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 21:08
G'day Ian,
I'm not sure if anyone has written a biography on RM, though there is a chapter on him in "Legends of the Outback" by Marie Mahood..
A couple (of books) that I know about which were written by RM are
"I Once Met a Man", "Beneath Whose Hand", & "Saddle for a Throne",
.. The latter I believe, being the complete works of Scottish poet Will Ogilvie... (There may be others that I'm not aware of)...
He was also for many years editor of "Hoofs & Horns" magazine (Founding editor if I'm not mistaken), and was instrumental in forming the Australian Rough Riders' Association (ARRA)...
All in all, a truly remarkable man...

Regards,
Ed. C.

PS, Have you read any (or all) of Len Beadells' books ?
If you haven't, I highly recommend them.. Highly entertaining, as well as informative.. Ed.
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