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        Aidan de Brune was the first person to walk around the perimeter of Australia. He set off in 1921, unaccompanied and unassisted, and walked 10,000 miles, (16,000km) from Sydney to Sydney, anticlockwise. A century on, in a changed world, his unique feat can never be repeated. 

         

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