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sheep and wool industry of Australia and New Zealand a practical handbook for sheep-farmers & wool-classers, with chapters on wool-buying & selling, sheep-skins & kindred products. by Smith, Henry Brough

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Published by Whitcombe and Tombs limited in Melbourne, & Sydney, London [etc.] .
Written in English



  • Australia.,
  • New Zealand.


  • Wool industry -- Australia.,
  • Sheep -- Australia.,
  • Sheep -- New Zealand.,
  • Wool industry -- New Zealand.

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Edition Notes

StatementBy Henry B. Smith, rev. in conjunction with Harold Haile.
LC ClassificationsSF375 .S6 1929
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 215 p.
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL236438M
LC Control Numberagr30000323

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