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The cattle king
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Idriess, Ion L.
Biography. History. Kidman, Sidney Sir, 1857-1935. Cattle trade -- Australia -- Biography. Ranchers -- Australia -- Biography.
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.