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Australians in poverty by Peter John Hollingworth

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Published by Nelson in Melbourne, Vic .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Australia.


  • Poor -- Australia.,
  • Economic assistance, Domestic -- Australia.,
  • Australia -- Economic conditions -- 1945-

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Hollingworth.
LC ClassificationsHC610.P6 H62 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 166 p. :
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2423467M
ISBN 100170067416
LC Control Number87108662

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