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Sir Sidney Kidman: Australia's cattle king as a pioneer of adaptation to climatic uncertainty

Dobes, Leo


There is little direct evidence about the business model used by the legendary cattle king, Sir Sidney Kidman. Kidman's properties were invariably stocked at less than full capacity, and were generally contiguous, forming chains that straddled stock routes and watercourses in the most arid zone of central Australia. Railheads at the ends of the chains provided access to the main capital city markets, and Kidman's drovers supplied a wealth of information on competing cattle movements. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Rangeland Journal
DOI: 10.1071/RJ11045


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