Kidman The Forgotten King

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Kidman The Forgotten King

Kidman The Forgotten King

  • Author: Jill Bowen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN: 0730445178
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
  • View: 487
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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

The Meat Game

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The Meat Game

The Meat Game

A History of the Gepps Cross Abattoirs and Livestock Markets

  • Author: Richard Maurovic
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press
  • ISBN: 9781862547261
  • Category: Gepps Cross (S. Aust.)
  • Page: 337
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Tells the story of the Gepps Cross abattoirs and saleyard complex, from its utopian concept through its years of growth and operation to its eventual ruin as a victim of competing interests. A comprehensive and abundantly illustrated history.

Meanderings in the Bush

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Meanderings in the Bush

Meanderings in the Bush

Natural History Explorations in Outback Australia

  • Author: Richard MacMillen,Barbara MacMillen
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643101799
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9299
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The Channel Country is of special interest because its extreme aridity is disrupted unpredictably by summer monsoonal rains, causing massive flooding, and is followed by prodigious growth of plants and reproduction of animals, before returning to daunting conditions of drought. Yet, it is a region teeming with life, both plant and animal, possessing unusual capacities for existing there. It is also a region favoured by hardy pastoralists and their livestock, who have learned to coexist with this harsh climate. In Meanderings in the Bush, the authors describe their many adventures and misadventures in the region, with its climate, its animals and its human inhabitants. They also discuss results of their research which reveals some of the secrets for survival of many of the native animals, including marsupials, rodents, birds and the remarkable desert crab. These studies are cast in the light of both the prehistoric and historic records of the Lake Eyre Basin, including the probable impacts of changing and/or stable climates, Aboriginal occupation, later European pastoral development and the influences of introduced exotic mammals.

Australian Farming Families

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Australian Farming Families

Australian Farming Families

  • Author: Deb Hunt
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1743535198
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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'This is a book about the human aspects of life on the land - the stories of success and failure, life and love, of hardship and celebration - and the passion and gritty determination that characterised every family I interviewed.' Author Deb Hunt sets out to discover what makes what makes Australian farming families tick. She travels tens of thousands of kilometres to properties at either end of the country, from a vast, dusty cattle run in outback Queensland to the wheat belt of Western Australia and dairy and sheep farms in Tasmania. She introduces us to eight families who survive, even thrive, on the land despite fires, floods, personal hardship and uncertain economic times. We see a different sort of family life, where the kids are expected to pitch in, the classroom is often the kitchen table, the nearest maternity hospital is a five-hour drive, and generations live and work side by side. We meet the French family, whose connection to the bush goes back seven generations, Philip the Philosopher, who by 29 was managing a property of more than one million hectares carrying 20,000 head of cattle, and the outspoken Roma Brittnell, who was awarded Australian Rural Woman of the Year in 2009. Inspiring, moving and sometimes challenging, these stories provide a window into a way of life that defines the Australian spirit at its best.

Australia's Muslim Cameleers

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Australia's Muslim Cameleers

Australia's Muslim Cameleers

Pioneers of the Inland, 1860s-1930s

  • Author: Philip G. Jones,Anna Kenny
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press
  • ISBN: 9781862547780
  • Category: Afghans
  • Page: 191
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Between 1870 and 1920 as many as 2000 cameleers and 20,000 camels arrived in Australia from Afghanistan and northern India. AUSTRALIA'S MUSLIM CAMELEERS is a rich pictorial history of these men, their way of life and the vital role they played in pioneering transport and communication routes across outback Australia's vast expanses. Many of the images and artefacts in this fascinating account are published here for the first time, and the book contains a biographical listing of more than 1200 cameleers.

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers

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Lake Eyre Basin Rivers

Lake Eyre Basin Rivers

Environmental, Social and Economic Importance

  • Author: Richard Kingsford
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 1486300790
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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Water is scarce in the Lake Eyre Basin in the heart of Australia. The region goes through natural cycles of boom and bust, and the flooding of the basin rivers is accompanied by spectacular responses from wildlife and vegetation. However, the Lake Eyre Basin faces the threat of diversion of water from rivers and wetlands and development of floodplains for irrigation and mining. Around the world, such water resource developments have caused widespread degradation of rivers and loss of habitats. Lake Eyre Basin Rivers outlines the environmental, social and economic values of the rivers from a diverse range of perspectives, including science, tourism, economy, engineering, policy, Traditional Owners and pastoralists. It describes the current state of the environment and the past and ongoing threats to the river systems, drawing on stories from the Murray-Darling Basin. It also provides direction for ensuring that the rivers remain free-flowing to service the environment and future generations. This book is a valuable reference for environment and government agencies, industries and policy-makers concerned with the region and will be of interest to the communities of the Lake Eyre Basin.

The Law Times

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The Law Times

The Law Times

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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The Sanitary Record and Journal of Sanitary and Municipal Engineering

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The Sanitary Record and Journal of Sanitary and Municipal Engineering

The Sanitary Record and Journal of Sanitary and Municipal Engineering

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Municipal engineering
  • Page: N.A
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The Beguiled

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The Beguiled

The Beguiled

A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

  • Author: Thomas Cullinan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525504389
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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The basis for the major motion picture directed by Sofia Coppola—named best director at the Cannes Film Festival for The Beguiled—and starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning “[A] mad gothic tale . . . The reader is mesmerized with horror by what goes on in that forgotten school for young ladies.” —Stephen King, in Danse Macabre Wounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuation, and pitting them against one another in a bid for his freedom. But as the women are revealed for what they really are, a sense of ominous foreboding closes in on the soldier, and the question becomes: Just who is the beguiled?

The Electrical Review

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The Electrical Review

The Electrical Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electric engineering
  • Page: N.A
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