A short biography – self-published 2010
“The Cattle King is dead.”
These were the headlines splashed across Northern Territory newspapers on the 23rd May 1992 announcing the death of legendary cattleman Bill Tapp Cattle King.
This was the final chapter in the life of an extraordinary, larger than life man whose dream of being a Cattle King had slipped very publicly from his grasp when his addiction to alcohol brought it all crashing down, when the Administrators arrived with eviction notices on a wet season day in January 1992. Bill Tapp Cattle King lost three cattle stations, $14 million and his wife.