Author: Ion L Idriess
First published: 1936 This edition: 2013
Format: Softcover 303 pages
At the age of thirteen 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 jockey. He also ran a successful coach business. Above all, Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than one 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. This engrossing story by famous Australian author Ion Iddriess is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman – the cattle King.