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Published by Emu Press in Armidale, N.S.W .
Written in English


  • Roadside memorials -- Australia,
  • Traffic safety -- Australia,
  • Traffic fatalities -- Australia

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementeditor, Jennifer Clark.
ContributionsClark, Jennifer, 1958-
LC ClassificationsCC350.A8 R63 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p. ;
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16892960M
ISBN 109780957700932
LC Control Number2008399296

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