After the decline of the copper mining the town became the centre for a thriving
pastoral industry, having been a pastoral area prior to the discovery of copper.
Kapunda was home to a number of well known pastoralist including Francis Dutton,
whose family features strongly in the history of the region, as well as the
world's largest private landowner, Cattle King Sir Sidney Kidman.
At the southern entrance to the town is the 8 metre tall statue of Map Kernow
('the son of Cornwall'). Originally build in 1988, it was destroyed by fire in
2006 but has since been rebuilt by its creator, Ben van Zetten.
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