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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

dog down under

Australia is a fascinating and often harsh place. Think how it must have been for its first European colonizers. So much so that in 1930, Miles Dunphy made a set of tiny leather boots for his dog Dextre to protect his pads on long bushwalks.

These little boots are now at the National Museum of Australia, where they illustrate people's interactions with the environment in this nation's very particular set of circumstances.

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