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Australia, the continent ʻdown under"

Owen W. Hoole

Australia, the continent ʻdown under"

a photographic study of Australia, sectionalised into individual states, beautifully illustrated in full natural colour

by Owen W. Hoole

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Published by Australian Universities Press in Sydney, Los Angeles .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australia -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtext by Owen W. Hoole.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination91, [5] p. :
    Number of Pages91
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13593348M
    OCLC/WorldCa7132227


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