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GREAT BARRIER REEF

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 397 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GREAT BARRIER REEF, a vast coral reef extending for 1200 M. along the north-east coast of Australia (q.v.). The channel within it is protected from heavy seas by the reef, and is a valuable route of communication for coasting steamers. The reef itself is alsotraversed by a number of navigable passages.
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