Ion Llewellyn Idriess OBE (1889-1979) was a prolific author who wrote more than 50 books over 43 years. During World War I he saw action with the Fifth Light Horse Regiment. After repatriation he travelled widely through remote regions of Australia as well as Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea before settling in Sydney. His books include Flynn of the Inland, Lasseter’s Last Ride and The Desert Column.
The Cattle Kingby 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, 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.
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