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Trooper to the Southern Cross by Angela Mackail Thirkell

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Published by Sun Books in Melbourne .
Written in English



  • Australia


  • Ocean travel -- Fiction,
  • British -- Australia -- Fiction,
  • Australia -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Angela Thirkell (Leslie Parker).
LC ClassificationsPZ3.T3486 Tr2, PR6039.H43 Tr2
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6015032M
LC Control Number66072115

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