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Published 1 October 2004 in Volume 21 No. 4. Subjects: Aboriginality, Australian identity, Imposture.
Cite as: Clark, Maureen. ‘Mudrooroo : Crafty Imposter or Rebel with a Cause.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, no. 4, 2004. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.fb9fcc5664.
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