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The Australian merino : the story of a nation / Charles Massy
Bib ID 3994990
Format BookBook
Author
Massy, Charles
 
Edition Rev. and updated. 
Description North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2007 
xxii, 1262 : ill., maps, ports ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9781741666922
Summary

"Merino sheep have been one of the main supports of the Australian economy for over 140 years and their history is inextricably bound up with that of the nation. These magnificent animals, bred from the domesticated sheep of North Africa, have indeed proved to be the Golden Fleece for Australia. The first edition of The Australian Merino, published in 1990, was the most complete and detailed accound of the evolution, history and present state of the Merino sheep. In this 2nd edition, Charles has uncovered more information about this remarkable animal, and genetic testing has added another layer of empirical science to the mix. Included in the work is a discussion of the state of the industry today and its future."--Publisher.

Notes

N copy signed and inscribed by the author, 3 August 2013.

Previous ed.: Viking O'Neil, 1990.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 1221-1241.

Subjects Merino sheep.  |  Sheep -- Australia -- History.  |  Sheep industry -- Australia -- History.  |  Sheep ranches -- Australia -- History.
Available From Random House Australia, Level 3, 100 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney NSW 2060 

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