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2008-06-18 10:10:00

One of Australia's leading environmentalists will spearhead a world-class project to help revegetate the Mount Lofty Ranges, to stave off the effects of climate change and halt the loss of bird, animal and plant species. Associate Professor David Paton AM from the University of Adelaide will lead a multi-million-dollar program that aims to: help re-establish native vegetation to 30% of the Mt Lofty region "“ an unprecedented scale globally; prevent the loss of native flora and fauna;...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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