William Frederick Williams was born in Tasmania in 1886. He joined Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, signing on in the name of W. Williams, and served as an AB (Able Seaman) on the Steam Yacht Nimrod on her second voyage south (1908-09). On return to Tasmania he tried his hand at a variety of jobs before settling in the Lakes district of Tasmania as the manager of guest houses catering for trout fishermen in the 1920s. He retired to Lome, Victoria, and died in Melbourne in 1964 aged 77.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|