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Great Barrier Reef

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 also traversed by a number of navigable passages.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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