When Richard Taubman first met the late bushman and WWI veteran Syd Bayliss in 1973 the 13 year old school boy just wanted to learn to make his own stock whip for cattle work on the family property at Murringo. Yet that meeting changed his life and today, Richard exhibits a passion for Australian bush craft and the ability to make highly prized fine name plaited whips, walking sticks, belts and many other items.
Walking into the Taubman & Webb Trading Post, the wonderful natural smell of leather greets you and you are taken on a journey of two generations, one who travelled every state with a wagonette and four in hand as a Hawker and the other who has followed in his footsteps in a 1980 Landcruiser and trailer.
Not only is a story told and displayed but also many items for sale featuring Kangaroo Leather. They also have a range of Akubra hats, R M Williams boots, Bedourie, local Trandari Wine Cellar and Furphy camp ovens.
The Taubman & Webb Trading Post is the culmination of himself and his wife Leah’s effort to ensure such valuable Australian heritage is preserved. The Trading Post is housed in one of Murringo’s wonderful heritage buildings from the 1850s – which forms the perfect backdrop for this truely Australian experience.
Open on weekends, public holidays and by appointment.