The Baxter boot making dynasty began when Henry Baxter
bought one of the country's oldest boot manufacturing companies, founded in Goulburn in 1850.
Henry Baxter was originally apprenticed to Teece's boot factory, which he eventually bought, and founded Baxter & Company at the age of 29, which he ran for 40 years.
loved the Australian bush, was a prize winning shooter and could ride a horse like the devil.
For some years he
was recognised as one of Australia's crack pigeon shots, his
skill with the shotgun won him many valuable medals and trophies.
The Baxter Boots story is one of success and determination that continues through five generations of Aussie boot makers.
A century and a half later, Henry Baxter
would no doubt be delighted that his
business is still in the hands of his
descendants, having proudly marched through two world wars, the great depression and numerous other hardships along the way.
is known around Australia for its meticulously made range of hardy footwear including its trademark elastic sided riding boots.
Since the first elastic sided riding boot manufactured by Baxter
there are now many versions of this boot sold across the country.
Today the company is still noted for its riding boots along with its work boots, western boots and various other styles of footwear.
manufactures boots and shoes for the retail market, police and defence forces among many others.
Just like Henry, Marshall Baxter, Henry's great grandson and current family business owner, insists on Baxter boots continuing to be made from premium grade leather to ensure each foot is gloved in supple comfort and the best quality.