A farmer at Westwood, Forth, Ronald Edgar Smith (25/7/1881 - 30/05/1969) was one of six children of James 'Philosopher' Smith and Mary Jane Love. A keen naturalist and bushwalker, RE Smith fought in both WWI and WWII, achieving the rank of Major. Along with Gustav Weindorfer, Ronald was instrumental in having Cradle Mountain proclaimed as a reserve in 1922. He was responsible in 1908 for naming 'Eagle Hill' on the west side of Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain. Ronald was the Honorary Secretary, of the Cradle Mountain Reserve Board (TA434). Articles by Ronald on the Cradle Mountain Reserve were published in major Tasmanian newspapers. RE Smith married Kathleen Selina Carruthers (b.14/5/1889) in 1912 and they settled at Westwood, Forth. Ronald and Kathleen had two children, Edith Margaret (b.14/8/1913) and Ronald Albert Heath (b.20/09/1915). A keen bushwalker, Kathleen and was responsible for naming 'Lake Carruthers' in the Cradle Valley, after her father. In 1911 'Kathleen's Pool' at Cradle Mountain was also named after her in. Kathleen died aged just 28 on 24/5/1917 and was buried at the congregational cemetery, Forth. Ronald was away at war with the 26th Battalion at the time, returning to Tasmania in August 1917. In 1921 R E Smith married Ethelwyn Mary Raymond (1886-1956). Ethelwyn and Ronald had two children - Edgar Raymond (1922-1943) and Charles Redmond (1923-2014).