`Nature Strip': Australian Suburbia and the Enculturation of Nature

@article{Hogan2003NatureSA,
  title={`Nature Strip': Australian Suburbia and the Enculturation of Nature},
  author={Trevor Hogan},
  journal={Thesis Eleven},
  year={2003},
  volume={74},
  pages={54 - 75}
}
  • T. Hogan
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • History
  • Thesis Eleven
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