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Published by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in Hurstville, N.S.W .
Written in English



  • Paroo River (Qld. and N.S.W.),
  • Australia


  • Wetlands -- Australia -- Paroo River (Qld. and N.S.W.),
  • Ecology -- Australia -- Paroo River (Qld. and N.S.W.),
  • Paroo River (Qld. and N.S.W.)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Richard T. Kingsford.
ContributionsKingsford, Richard, 1958-, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.
LC ClassificationsQH87.3 .F744 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p. :
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6842931M
ISBN 100731360222
LC Control Number00343279

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