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Extended stay for exhibit

Friday, 22nd May, 2015

Doreen and Phil Stevenson from Launceston check out the exhibition yesterday. Doreen and Phil Stevenson from Launceston check out the exhibition yesterday.

The travelling exhibition promoting the life and times of Cattle king Sidney Kidman has been extended until June 20 at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre).

The exhibition is the work of Kidman’s great grandson Christo Reid and has been popular with locals and visitors alike.

GeoCentre Manager Angela Bailey said the extension was a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand how Australia’s greatest cattle empire was developed and the role Broken Hill played in Sir Sidney Kidman’s rise.

“Sir Sidney Kidman had a strong association with Far Western NSW as a drover, horse and cattle trader and of course mining,” Ms Bailey said. “The exhibition has a series of photographs, newspaper clippings and items from the family archive. We also have a series of short films as part of the exhibition.”

The extension is for a further month.

“We are grateful to Christo Reid for allowing the exhibition to continue in the city. It has been very popular,” Ms Bailey said.

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