This volume contains:  The Cattle King: 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. Flynn of the Inland: The true story of the man who pioneered the Flying Doctors and Bush Hospitals of Australia in the early 1900’s. Ever the dreamer, Flynn did not rest until his dream of saving lives in the bush was realised through a revolutionary new system of using light aeroplanes as ambulances to help overcome the problems of distance in the huge Australian Outback. Lasseter’s Last Ride: Having himself been a prospector, the story Idriess  constructed out of the fragments of documentary evidence — a few reports, the barely legible diary and letters found buried near Lasseter’s last camps – is probably very close to what actually happened. Harry Lasseter had once discovered a rich gold reef in unexplored west Central Australia. Owing to a faulty watch, the bearings he took were useless. An expedition was fitted out to locate it. From the first, misfortune dogged the steps of the party. Food ran short and they returned to the base-camp – all except Lasseter, who went on alone. When his two camels bolted he was left waterless in the desert. Blinded by sand and tortured by dysentry, he found the reef, but died shortly afterwards, deserted by a tribe of aborigines with whom he had tried to make friends. Mr. Idriess tells this story in a simple, virile style which is, in its intense economy, comparable to Hemingway at his best.