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.
About the Author
Ion Llewellyn Idriess, who won the Order of the British Empire was a prolific and influential Australian author. He wrote over 50 books between 1927 to 1969.
Series: A&R classics
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.3