After watching a story on the late RM Williams and his family I came to the realisation and the impact of our fathers influence on our lives to love one another and live our lives believing the world is a worthwhile place for us to live.

Both my father and mother came from the land and their forefathers came from South Australia and strangely enough my mothers family settled on Carrabah Station in the early 1800’s not far from RM Williams property.

There is a bond with the land and family for the early pioneers that showed decency to family and community which in turn laid the ground rules how we respect others and behave in society.

We will not forget our fathers and will always love our mothers.

Ian Parks.