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Motor cars and freeways measures of a South Australian love affair

This essay first appeared as chapter 10, pp.201-21, in Bernard O’Neil, Judith Raftery & Kerrie Round eds, Playford’s South Australia: essays on the history of South Australia, 1933-1968 Association of Professional Historians, Adelaide 1996,

Peter Donovan is managing partner of a consulting firm established in 1980 that specialises in commissioned history and heritage assessment. Projects have been undertaken throughout Australia and include more than 50 books and many unpublished reports.

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