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By Idriess, Ion L.
This engrossing story by famous Australian author Ion Idriess is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman - the Cattle King. 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, drov...er, 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.Read more
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Ion Idriess Australia's favourite adventure writer went to North Queensland prospecting at a time when the fabulous country ack ocairns was being opened up. It was a time when the great jungle scrubs were falling to the settler's axe new towns were springing up as mineral wealth ...was discovered and the new railway pushed inland. It was a time when the talk around the campfires was full of the exciting exploits of the great pathfinders - men like Mulligan Doyle Atherton and Palmerston - and of the search for a route from the coast to the hinterland. All the colour excitement and hard courageous struggle of the era have been captured by Ion Idriess in these pages. Idriess found more than gold; he found the true beauty and fascination of the North and makes it come alive in his stories of the unforgettable men and women who were its pioneers.Read more
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