Also writes as: Blue Gum ; W. M.
Born: Established: 4 Nov 1860 Glasgow ; Died: 19 Jun 1946 Goodna
Re confirmation that The Queenslander contributor 'W. M.' was William Main, see : 'Literary Chitchat', The Queenslander, 18 July 1896: p. 115 - 'Mr William Main, who has for some years past been a regular contributor of poetry to the "Queenslander" over the initials "W. M.", has just completed arrangements with Messrs. George Robertson and Co. for the publication of a volume of his poems under the title of "Bush Solitudes"...' - rt 15/5/06.
Also see 'Notices to Correspondents' The Queenslander 18 December 1897 (p. 1154), where The Queenslander replies to 'W.M.' : 'New year poem accepted with thanks. Do you not think it would be better to attach your full name to your work? Having established a certain reputation and published a book, your name would, we venture to think, add to the attractiveness of the poem.' - rt 26/9/06.