Wamuge, the Wise One: Bill Ryan – hunter, soldier, farmer, father

Bill Ryan was a well-known character in Kenya. By the time he was sixteen he was running the family farm, had saved the life of a policeman who was being attacked by a lion, and was taking hunting safaris. He was a farmer, an intelligence officer during World War II, and an undercover agent during the Mau Mau rebellion. Rob Ryan, who also grew up in Kenya, recounts some gripping stories about his father, who was much loved and admired.

  • Title: Wamuge, the Wise One: Bill Ryan – hunter, soldier, farmer, father
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2016
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 234 pages, 32 photographs and illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780994493255

Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan was born and grew up in Kenya. After completing secondary schooling in Kenya, he studied Geology at Oxford University. In 1955 he left England to start his first job – in Australia. Here he worked in remote regions of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. His work has since taken him to many parts of the world looking for mineral deposits.

Rob’s second book, “Beats Working for a Living”, was published by Jabiru Publishing in 2014. It tells of his early years in Kenya, his educational years in England, and amusing experiences while coming to terms with living in Australia in the 1950s.