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Published by Dept. of Geography and Planning, University of New England in Armidale, NSW .
Written in English



  • Fiji.,
  • Oceania.


  • Rural-urban migration -- Environmental aspects -- Fiji,
  • Urban poor -- Fiji,
  • Urbanization -- Health aspects -- Fiji,
  • Rural-urban migration -- Environmental aspects -- Oceania,
  • Urban poor -- Oceania,
  • Urbanization -- Health aspects -- Oceania

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJenny J. Bryant.
ContributionsUniversity of New England. Dept. of Geography and Planning.
LC ClassificationsHB2153.5.A3 B79 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1181165M
ISBN 101863890173
LC Control Number94168765

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