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Past populations of Australia a review of the historical development of Australian colonial censuses, 1828-1901 by J. C. R. Camm

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Published by University of Newcastle, N.S.W. in [Newcastle, N.S.W.] .
Written in English



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  • Australia -- Census -- 19th century -- History.,
  • Australia -- Statistical services -- History.

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Bibliography: p. 64-65.

StatementJ.C.R. Camm.
SeriesResearch papers in geography ;, no. 28
LC ClassificationsHA3005 .C36 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 65, ii leaves :
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2638168M
ISBN 10072590500X
LC Control Number85213368

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