Friday, May 2, 2008

Kapunda High School

This grand old building was once the home of Sir Sidney Kidman, a former Kapunda resident who created the world's biggest pastoral empire. Known as the "cattle king" he bought up land throughout Australia so that he could always find water for his stock; he ended up owning 3% of Australia. That's over 200,000 square kilometres; almost the size of the United Kingdom!

In 1922 Kidman donated his residence “Eringa” to the Education Department. Kapunda High School still uses the building today; the library and administration centre are housed in it.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Goodness!!!! Brautiful place! That's a LOT of land!!hughugs