Bibliography of Australian Television

A Provisional Bibliography of Writings on Australian Television

(drawn from Tom O'Regan, Australian Television Culture, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1993)

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and Department of Transport and Communication (DOTAC) 1991, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting policy review, a discussion paper prepared jointly by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commissions and the Department of Transport and Communications, July, ATSIC and DOTAC, Canberra

Appleton, Gillian 1988, 'How Australia sees itself: the role of commercial television', The Price of Being Australian, Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, Sydney, pp. 190-246

Arena, Franca 1985, 'The ethnic media: issues and problems. a consumer's point of view', Immigration and ethnicity in the 1980s, eds. I.H. Burnley et al, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, pp. 95-99

Armstrong, Mark 1974, 'Obstacles to sensible broadcasting regulation', The Australian Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 7-21

----1988, 'Introduction', Australian Communications Technology and Policy, eds E. More and G. Lewis, AFTRS & Centre for Information Studies, Kuring-gai CAE, Sydney, pp. 3-12

Ashbolt, Allan 1985, 'Radio and television services for migrants: problems and prospects', I.H. Burnley, S. Encel and Grant McCall, Immigration and Ethnicity in the 1980s, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, pp. 104-110

Australian Broadcasting Tribunal (ABT) 1984, Satellite Program Services, vol. 1, Canberra, AGPS

----1985, Remote Commercial Television Services Fourth Report Central Region, Canberra, AGPS

----1988, Broadcasting in Australia, 1988, AGPS, Canberra

----1990, Broadcasting Financial Yearbook 1988/89, ABT, Sydney

----1991a, 'Arts programs on Australian television', OZ Content vol 3, Sydney, ABT, pp. 143-158

----1991b, Broadcasting in Australia, Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, Sydney

----1992, Broadcasting in Australia, Fourth Edition, Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, Sydney.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1985, 2nd Annual Report, 1 July 1984-30 June 1985, ABC, Sydney

Australian Film Commission (AFC) 1975, Report of the Interim Board of the Australian Film Commission, Sydney, 14 February

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Bailey, Julie James 1980, 'The road to ethnic television---key dates and references', Media Information Australia, no. 15, pp. 12-14

Barker, Wayne 1984, The Inuit broadcasting sysem: some possibilities for Australia, AGPS, Canberra

Barr, Trevor 1985, The Electronic Estate, Penguin, Ringwood

Batty, Philip 1993, 'Singing the Electric', Channels of Resistence, ed. Tony Dowmunt, British Film Institute, London

Bayles, Tiga 1989, 'We live with the problems, we know the solutions', Frank Archibald memorial lecture series, no. 4, University of New England, Armidale

Bednall, David H.B. 1988, 'Television use by Melbourne's Greek community', Media Information Australia, no. 47, pp. 44-48

Bell, Sharon 1990, 'Filming Radio Redfern: 'riding to success on the backs of blacks'?', Media Information Australia, no. 56, pp. 35-39

Ben Bock, Alex 1988, 'Who is Christopher Skase', Channels, September, p. 46.

Bostock, Lester 1983, 'Aboriginal broadcasting and training', Media Information Australia, no. 27, pp. 36-37

----1990, The Greater Perspective: guidelines for the production of television and film about Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, SBS, Sydney

Brown, Allan 1986, Commercial Media in Australia, University of Qld Press, St Lucia

Brown, Allan 1988, 'Television equalisation: a case study of industry restructure', The Price of Being Australian, ed. ABT, ABT, Sydney, pp. 174-189

Burchill, Tony 1990, 'Saga of woe continues for the embattled television industry', Financial Review, 8/5/1990

Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics 1991, Economic Aspects of Broadcast Regulation, AGPS, Canberra


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Carmichael, Helen 1991, Seeing is Believing: Scriptwriting in a Multicultural Society, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Canberra, April

Carrington, Gerald 1983, 'The role of the media: television', Paper presented at the Second Biennial Meeting of Members of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs, 18 October

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) 1989, The CAAMA Group, CAAMA Group of Companies, Alice Springs

Chadwick, Paul 1989, Media Mates: carving up Australia's media, Macmillan, South Melbourne

Collins, Richard 1991 'The tyranny of distance: sentence increased or remitted?', Metro Magazine, no. 86 Winter, pp.13-19

Communications Law Centre (CLC) 1992, The Representation of Non-English Speaking Background People in Australian Television Drama, Discussion Paper, Communications Law Centre, Kensington, Sydney, March

Communications Update 1990, 'Whither AUSSAT?', Communications Update, no. 52, February, pp. 3-5

Connor Report 1985, also known as Committee of Review of the Special Broadcasting Service, Serving Multicultural Australia: The Role of Broadcasting, Part One, AGPS, Canberra

Corker, John 1989, 'BRACS---destined to fail', Media Information Australia, no. 51, pp. 43-44

Court, David 1991, 'Reforming Australia's film and TV industries, Review of Cut', Entertainment Business Review, no. 33, 22 August, p. 8.

Crawford, Hector 1959, Commercial Television Programmes in Australia, privately published, Melbourne

Cunningham, Stuart 1987, 'Chauvel, the last decade', Continuum, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 26-46

----1989, 'Textual innovation in the Australian historical mini-series', Australian Television: Programs, Pleasures and Politics, eds. G. Turner and J. Tulluch, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 39-51

----1992, Framing Culture: Criticism and Policy in Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

---- with Toby Miller 1994 Contemporary Australian Television, UNSW Press, Kensington Sydney.

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Davidson, Ken 1968, 'Profit - and loss', Ten Years of Television, ed. M. MacCallum, Sun Books, Melbourne

Davies, Brian 1981, Those Fabulous Television Years, Cassell, Melbourne

Davies, Anne and Christina Spurgeon 1992, 'The Broadcasting Services Act: a reconciliation of public interest and market principle of regulation?', Media Information Australia, n. 66, pp. 85-92

Dell'oso, Anna Maria 1991, 'White man's dreaming', TV Times, eds. D. Watson and D. Corrigan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, pp. 18-22

Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) 1984, Out of the Silent Land, Report of the Task Force on Aboriginal and Islander Broadcasting and Communications, AGPS, Canberra

Department of Transport and Communication (DOTAC) 1990, Review of Remote Area Television Services, Discussion Paper, AGPS, Canberra

Docker, John 1991, 'Popular culture versus the state: an argument against Australian content regulations for television', Media Information Australia, no. 59, pp. 7-26

Donnelly, Austin 1990, 'No tax - no profit', The Independent Monthly, May, p. 19

Dutchak, Phillip 1992, 'Black screens: Aboriginal television', Cinema Papers, no. 87, pp. 48-53

Dwyer, Tim 1990, 'Emerging politics for pay-TV', Continuum, v. 4, n. 1, pp. 156-171

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Entertainment Business Review (EBR) 1991, 'Focus on the television Industry: How Seven, Nine and Ten are coping with the industry's transition to maturity', 4 November, pp. 1-3

Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW 1984, 'Submission to the Committeee of Review of the Special Broadcasting Service', Sydney, April

Ethnic Television Review Panel 1979, Interim Report of Public Consultations on the Establishment of an Ethnic Television Service, Melbourne

Evans, Huw 1987, 'Prospects for the SBS', Media Information Australia, no. 46, pp. 17-22

----1989, 'Achieving a qualitative diversity of choice in Australian television', Media Information Australia, no. 53 August, pp. 37-42

Federation of Australian Commmercial Television Stations (FACTS) 1970, Facts of Australian Content in Television Programme Schedules, FACTS, Sydney, September

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FACTS 1972, 1971/72 11th Annual Report, FACTS, Sydney

Foster, Lois and Stockley, David 1988, Australian Multiculturalism: A Documentary History and Critique, Multilingual Matters 37, Clevedon, Philadelphia

----1990, 'The construction of a new public culture: multiculturalism in an Australian productive culture', ANZJS, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 307-328

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Geller, Henry 1990, 'Broadcast regulation in a changing environment', TV 2000: Choices and Challenges, ed Elizabeth Moore, ABT, Sydney, pp. 113-124

George, Sandy 1989, 'The other news', Broadcast, May, pp. 15-16

Given, Jock 1991, 'Television and the GATT', paper presented at the Television Industry Conference, Sydney, 30 September to 1 October

-----1993, 'Australian production: the outlook', Communications Update, issue 85, February, pp. 23-24

Grenard, Philip 1982, '"Ethnic" television: massive funds but poor ratings', The Bulletin, 3 August, pp. 51-52, 54

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Hall, Ken 1991, 'Ken G. Hall and Australia's fledgling television', TV Times, eds D. Watson and D. Corrigan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, pp. 40-43

Hall, Sandra 1976, Supertoy, Sun Books, Melbourne.

----1981, Turning on Turning Off: Australian Television in the Eighties, Cassell, North Ryde

Harding, Richard 1979, Outside Interference: The Politics of Australian Broadcasting, Sun Books, Melbourne

Harrison, Kate 1980, The Points System for Australian Television Content, Royal Institute of Public Administration, Brisbane

Harrison, Kate and Henry Mayer 1984, 'Broadcasting regulation: Australia's dilemmas', Studies of Broadcasting, no. 20, pp. 58-90

Hartley, John 1992, Tele-ology: Studies in Television, Routledge, London

Hartley, John and O'Regan, Tom 1992, 'Quoting not science but sideboards: television in a new way of life', Tele--ology: Studies in Television, pp. 202-17

Hazlehust, Cameron 1990, 'The dawn of the satellite era in Australia', Media Information Australia, n. 58, pp. 9-22

Hodge, Robert 1990, 'Aboriginal truth and white media: Eric Michaels meets the spirit of Aboriginalism', Continuum, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 201-225

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Industries Assistance Commission 1989, International Trade in Services, Report no. 418, AGPS, Canberra

Industries Assistance Commission 1989a, Assessing Barriers to International Trade in Services, Inquiry into International Trade in Services, Discussion Paper n.2, Canberra, AGPS, 1989

Industries Assistance Commission 1989b International Initiatives to Liberalise Trade in Services, Inquiry into International Trade in Services, Discussion Paper, n.3, AGPS, Canberra

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Jacka, Elizabeth 1988, 'Australian Cinema: an anachronism in the '80s', in Susan Dermody and Elizabeth Jacka eds., The Imaginary Industry: Australian Film in the late '80s, AFTRS, Sydney, pp. 117-130

Jacka, Elizabeth 1991, Global television---Internationalisation and Australasian audio-visual policy, Communications Law Centre, Occasional Paper 5, Sydney.

Jakubowicz, Andrew 1989, 'Speaking in tongues: multicultural media and the constitution of the socially homogeneous Australian', in Helen Wilson ed., Australian Communications and the Public Sphere, Macmillan, South Melbourne, pp. 105-127

Jayasuriya, Laksiri 1988, 'Language and culture in Australian public policy: some critical considerations', Occasional Papers, New Series, no. 4, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Western Australia, Perth, April

Johns, Brian 1991, 'SBS: coping with a strange idea', Multicultural Australia: the Challenges of Change, eds. D. Goodman, D. O'Hearn, C. Wallace-Crabbe, Scribe, Newham (Vic.), pp. 13-20.

Jones, Ross 1991, Cut! Protection of Australia's Film & Television Industries, Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney

Jupp, James 1989, 'The ethnic composition of Australian elites', The Challenge of Diversity: Policy Options for a Multicultural Australia, ed. J. Jupp, AGPS, Canberra, pp. 33-43

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Kaufman, Tina 1989, 'SBS and independent filmmakers', Filmnews, September, pp. 2, 10

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Lan Tran 1992, 'Vietnamese films & ethnic identity', Student Essay, Communication Studies, Murdoch University.

Lattas, Andrew 1990 'Aborigines and contemporary Australian nationalism: primordiality and the cultural politics of otherness', Writing Australian Culture, ed Julie Marcus, Social Analysis, no. 27, 1990, pp. 50-69

Laurie, Victoria 1993, 'Exile and the Kingdom', In the Picture, Autumn, pp. 16-17

Leigh, Michael 1988, 'Curiouser and curioser', Back of Beyond: Discovering Australian Film and Television, ed. Scott Murray, Australian Film Commission, Sydney, pp. 78-89

Lenti, Paul 1989, 'Bert Cohen', Variety, 19-25 April, pp. 48-49

Leong, Kathryn 1983, 'The emergence of multicultural TV in Australia', Australian Journal of Communication, no. 4, pp. 7-12

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Mackinolty, Chips and Michael Duffy 1987, 'Guess who's coming to dinner in Arnhem Land?', Research and Communications Branch Bureau of the Northern Land Council, presented at National Film Documentary conference Adelaide, 17-18 October

Maher, Denis 1990, 'Big mob radio', Filmnews, March, p. 7

Mayrhofer, Debra 1992, 'Media briefs', Media Information Australia, n. 63, pp. 119-44

McClelland, James 1974, 'The role of Federal Government in Australia's media', Paper presented to Seminar, 'The Media and Society', Adelaide, 22 February

McGuinness, Padraic 1990, The Media in Crisis in Australia, Schwartz and Wilkinson, Melbourne

McKay, Ian K. 1959, Macquarie: The Story of a Network, privately published

Meadows, Michael and Rielander, Klaus 1991, 'Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander broadcasting: a selected bibliography', Media Information Australia, no. 61, pp. 86-93

Meadows, Michael 1992, A Watering Can in the Desert: Issues in Indigenous Broadcasting Policy in Australia, Institute for Cultural Policy Studies, Griffith University

Michaels, Eric 1985 'Constraints on knowledge in an economy of oral information', Current Anthropology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 505-510

----1986a 'Information management and disclosure: Warrumungu, the ruined ritual'. Unpublished ms, July

----1986b The Aboriginal Invention of Television in Central Australia, 1982-1985, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Institute Report, Canberra

----1987a, 'Aboriginal content: who's got it, who needs it?', Art & Text, nos. 23-24 1987, pp. 58-79

----1987b, For a Cultural Future: Frances Jupurrurla Makes TV at Yuendumu, Artspace, Art and Criticism Monograph Series, vol. 3, Sydney

----1987c 'Hundreds shot in Aboriginal community: ABC makes TV documentary at Yuendumu' Media Information Australia, no. 45, pp. 7-17

----1990a, Unbecoming: an Aids Diary, EM Press, Sydney

----1990b, 'A model of teleported texts', Continuum, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 8-31

Molnar, Helen 1990, 'The broadcasting for remote areas community scheme: small vs big media', Media Information Australia, no. 58, pp.147-54

Moran, Albert 1982, 'Localism and Australian Television', in S. Dermody, J. Docker and D. Modjeska eds., Nellie Melba, Ginger Meggs and Friends: Essays in Australian Cultural History, Malmsbury, Victoria, Kibble Books, 89-102

Moran, Albert 1985, Images and Industry: Television Drama Production in Australia, Currency Press, Sydney

Moran, Albert 1987, 'King of the Coral Sea: an interview with Lee Robinson', Continuum, vol.1, no.1, 100-110

Moran, Albert 1989, 'Crime, romance, history: television drama', The Australian Screen, eds. A. Moran and T. O'Regan, Penguin, Ringwood, pp. 236-255

Morris, Meaghan, 1988, 'Tooth and Claw: tales of Survival and Crocodile Dundee', Pirate's Fiancee: Feminism, Reading and Postmodernism, Verso, London, pp. 241-269

----1992, Ecstasy and Economics: American Essays for John Forbes, EM Press, Sydney

Morton, John 1990, 'Rednecks, 'roos and racism: kangaroo shooting and the Australian way', Writing Australian Culture, ed Julie Marcus, Social Analysis, Adelaide, pp. 30-49

Muecke, Stephen 1992, Textual Spaces: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies, University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, Sydney

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Norton, Suzanne Frentz 1985, 'Tea time on the "telly": British and Australian soap opera', Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 3-20

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O'Connor, Cass 1989, 'Whose fault is it?', B&T, 29/9/1989, pp. 28, 30-31

Office of Evaluation and Audit 1992, Evaluation of Broadcasting and Communications Sub-Program, ATSIC, Canberra

Oram, James 1988, Neighbours: behind the scenes, Angus and Robertson, North Ryde.

O'Regan, Tom and Hiltula, Ulla 1985, 'Perth commercial television since 1965', The Moving Image: the History of Film and Television in Western Australia, eds. T. O'Regan & B. Shoesmith, History and Film Association of Australia, WA, Perth, pp. 75-82

O'Regan, Tom 1993 Australian Television Culture, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, Sydney.

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Patterson, Rosalind 1986, 'EA ethnic radio: dilemmas of direction', Media Information Australia, no. 41, pp. 50-56

--------- 1992, 'SBS-TV: forerunner of the future', Media Information Australia, n. 66, pp. 85-92

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Reid, Mary Anne 1991, 'SBS--TV: how Australia's smallest network plans to bring home the advertising dollar', Entertainment Business Review, 22 August, pp. 1-7

Riddell, Elizabeth 1968, 'Entertainment', Ten Years of Television, ed Mungo MacCallum, Sun Books, Melbourne, pp. 27-43

Roddick, Nick 1985, 'Strewth! A beginner's guide to Australian TV', Sight and Sound, Winter, pp. 250-54.

Routt, William 1991 'New Lealand culture?', Continuum, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 218-24

Rowse, Tim 1985, Arguing the Arts, Ringwood, Penguin

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Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) 1981, Special Broadcasting Service, Annual Report 1980/81

SBS 1986, Annual Report 1985/86

SBS 1987, Annual Report 1986/87, AGPS, Canberra

SBS 1988, Annual Report 1987/88, AGPS, Canberra

SBS 1989, Annual Report 1988/89, AGPS, Canberra

SBS 1991, Annual Report 1990/91, AGPS, Canberra

SBS 1992a, Annual Report 1991/92, AGPS, Canberra

SBS 1992b, New in '92, SBS, Sydney

Schultz, Julianne 1989, 'Failing the public', Australian Communications and the Public Sphere, ed. Helen Wilson, Macmillan, Melbourne, pp. 68-84

Semmler, Clement 1985, 'The SBS network: innovative TV moves into a new era', The Bulletin, 2 July, pp. 74-75

Seneviratne, Kalinga 1992, 'Multicultural television: going beyond the rhetoric', Media Information Australia, n. 66, pp. 53-58

Shaw, Sylvie 1992, 'The Asian screen test', Cinema Papers, no. 87, pp. 34-40

Shoebridge, Neil 1990, 'Ten: now for the hard part', Business Review Weekly, 22 June, p. 23

Smolowe, Jill with Carl Robinson 1982, 'Does anyone speak Lapp?', Newsweek, 19 July 1982, p. 18

Souter, Gavin 1981, A Company of Heralds, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne

Stern, Lesley 1982, 'The Australian cereal: home grown television', Nellie Melba, Ginger Meggs and friends, Essays in Australian cultural history, eds S. Dermody, J. Docker and D. Modjeska, Kibble Books, Malmsbury, pp. 103-123.

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Tariff Board 1973, Tariff Board Report: Motion Picture Films and Television Programs, AGPS, Canberra

Television Business International 1990, TBI World Guide 1990, Television Business International

Thomas, Tony 1990 'Regional television's woes', Business Review Weekly, 2 February, pp. 54-59

Treffry, Sally 1991, 'Beyond', TV World, October, p. 20

Tulich, Katherine 1986, 'Keeping SBS special', TV World, December, pp. 27-28

Tulloch, John and Graeme Turner eds 1989, Australian Television: Programs, Pleasures and Politics, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

Turnbull, Susan (1992) 'The media and moral identity: accounting for media practices in the lives of young women', PhD, La Trobe University.

Turner, Graeme 1989, 'Transgressive TV: from In Melbourne Tonight to Perfect Match', Australian Television. Programs, pleasures, politics, eds J. Tulloch and G. Turner, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 25-37

Turner, Neil 1990, 'Pitchat and beyond', Artlink, vol. 10, nos. 1 & 2, pp. 43-45

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 1990, Racism, Cultural Pluralism and the Media, Office of Multicultural Affairs, November, Canberra

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van der Weel, Adriaan 1990, 'Subtitling and the SBS audience', Media Information Australia, no. 56, pp. 22-26

Variety 1991, 'Global programming prices', Variety, 15/4/1991, M-107

Venner, Mary 1988, 'Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme', Media Information Australia, no. 47, pp. 37-43

Vincent Report 1964, 'The Vincent Report', Overland, n. 29, April, pp. 27-38. Its official title was: Report from The Select Committee on the Encouragement of Australian Production for Television, AGPS, Canberra, October

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Walker, R.R. 1967, Communications, Landsdowne Press, Melbourne

White, Naomi Rush and White, Peter B. 1983, Immigrants and the Media, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne

Wright, L. 1989, 'TV incurs its first loss', Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May

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Young, Christabel 1988, 'Ethnic media and ethnic groups', Media Information Australia, no. 40 May, pp. 49-55

Yuendumu Community Education Centre 1990a, Communications in the Tanami: A Report on a satellite--linked workshop held between Yuendumu, Lajamanu and Sydney, October 24-26, Yuendumu Community Education Centre, Yuendumu

Yuendumu Community Education Centre 1990b, Communications in the Tanami: A Proposal for the Establishment of the Tanami Network, December 1990, Yuendumu Community Education Centre, Yuendumu

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