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Published 1 October 1993 in Volume 16 No. 2. Subjects: Gaelic, Language, Migrant experiences, Scottish people, Social injustice.
Cite as: Stow, Randolph. ‘Gaeldom and the Western District.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, 1993. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.12180fb147.
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