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Kidman The Forgotten King / Jill Bowen
Bib ID 7577637
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Bowen, Jill, 1943-, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2010 
Sydney,New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 
1 online resource (544 pages) 
ISBN 9780730445173 (EPUB : : :)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 1MB 

Summary

the true story of the greatest pastoral landholder in modern history As a barely literate youth of thirteen, Sidney Kidman ran away from home and worked as an odd-job boy in a grog shanty in outback Australia. He went on to become the greatest pastoral landholder in modern history, acquiring a legendary reputation both at home and abroad as the Cattle King. Kidman was much more than a grazier. In addition to his many successful business ventures and his contributions to the war effort, he was driven by a grand plan for the remote arid areas of Australia. this kept him locked in a battle with the land - and against drought. Wealth, power, fame and honours did not change Sidney Kidman. He remained the homespun, gregarious bushman for whom men worked with an almost savage loyalty. Greatly admired, he also had many enemies, and in his later years was dogged by controversies and untruths. this book explores the fascinating Kidman legend, and gives a balanced, thoroughly entertaining account of this larger-than-life Australian and his exceptional achievements. 'An addictive read, embracing the romance of the bush and the hardship of the outback.' SUNDAY tIMES.

Notes

Imprint: 4th Estate.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on online resource; title from EPUB cover page (OverDrive, viewed Apr. 10, 2013)

Subjects Kidman, Sidney, Sir, 1857-1935.  |  Kidman, Sidney, Sir, 1857-1935.  |  Kidman, Sidney, Sir, 1857-1935.  |  Kidman, Sidney, Sir, 1857-1935.  |  Biography & Autobiography - General.  |  Biography: general.  |  Landowners -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Cattle trade -- Australia -- History.  |  Ranchers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Cattle trade.  |  Landowners.  |  Ranchers.  |  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.  |  Australia -- Biography.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biography.  |  History.
Music Publisher Number EB00631392 

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