The peopling of Australia

by P. J. Trezise

Publisher: Gareth Stevens in Milwaukee

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 595
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  • Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile literature
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    Describes the very early days of Australia, when its first people shared the land with dangerous beasts and began to develop their culture and traditions.

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    StatementPercy Trezse.
    GenreJuvenile literature
    SeriesStories of the dreamtime - tales of the aboriginal people, Stories of the dreamtime
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23259795M
    ISBN 101555329500

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