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by Idriess, Ion L.

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TitleThe cattle king
Author / Responsible partyIdriess, Ion L.
TopicsBiography. History. Kidman, Sidney Sir, 1857-1935. Cattle trade -- Australia -- Biography. Ranchers -- Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drover, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business. Above all Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than a hundred stations, fighting droughts, bushfires, floods and plagues of vermin to do so. His enterprise and courage won him a huge fortune and made him a legend.

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System control numberS13674
Original Print PublisherSydney : Angus & Robertson, 1936.
NarratorRoger Cardwell and various narrators.
Narrator NameRoger Cardwell and various narrators.
Participant or performer noteRoger Cardwell and various narrators.
Narrators GenderMale narrator