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The bicycle in rural Australia : a study of man, machine and milieu

Fitzpatrick, James Douglas


The use cf the bicycle in rural Australia represented a propitious and effective blending of man, machine and environment. The pneumatic tyred safety bicycle was available in Australia by 1890; it was both imported and locally assembled. The bicycle and tyres were strong, durable, lightweight, and easy to repair. They required little modification for use in rural Australia, although some ingenious adaptations were applied to preventing punctures and increasing cargo carrying...[Show more]

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Date published: 1978-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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