As of Monday 16th March 2020, all non-essential travel to Maralinga Tjarutja Lands / permit applications will not be approved.
Maralinga Tour season which opens on 1 April will be postponed until May 4th 2020. In this period, the tour season options will be reviewed and subject to status of COVID 19, possibly cancelled.
Discussions relating to COVID 19 are occurring regularly with State Government, Aboriginal Health Council SA, APY and the Oak Valley Health Service.

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Hi all, I encourage you to review the Maralinga Tjarutja documentary to be screened on ABC at 7.40 pm on Sunday 24 May 2020.
This documentary is the true story as told by Anangu and will be screened prior to the 6 part mini-series – Operation Buffalo, which is scheduled to be screened on ABC the following Sunday and thereafter.

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Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

We regretfully are cancelling the entire 2020 season of tours. Not surprising, I guess, if you have been watching the news.

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Patrick Savage outside the Maralinga Post Office 22nd Oct 1956

Photos from Tony Flaherty. They belonged to his grandfather and father, at Maralinga for during Operation Buffalo 1956 and of O’Malley Siding in the late sixties.

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Woomera Access Zones Map

Important! The following information is taken from the Dept. of Defence Website. If you are planning a trip incorporating the Anne Beadell Hwy, this will affect you if you are planning to travel during the dates mentioned below. Cancellation of exclusion period – Amber Zone 2 – Corridor (including part of the Anne Beadell Highway)…

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Rob Hornsby our indefatiguable Maralinga veteran and researcher sent me an email recently with mention of a YouTube video about Operation Grapple.

The documentary is about an hour long, showing some great historical footage and tells of the experiences of the the New Zealand (and British) servicemen. Rob Hornsby our indefatiguable Maralinga veteran and researcher sent me an email recently with mention of a YouTube video about Operation Grapple. The documentary is about an hour long, showing some great historical footage and tells of the experiences of the the New Zealand (and British) servicemen.

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John and Robin - Photo courtesy Princess Geraldine

After our excellent trip to Maralinga last year, I wrote an article for our local club newsletter and sent a copy off to a UK gliding magazine. Enclosed is the proof of that article. A few bits of my original have been cut out by them to get the words to fit… I was not very complimentary about Menzies but that’s gone. I hope it meets with your approval and everything is going well out there. We’ve certainly recommended you to anyone who will listen.

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Robin at Len Beadells Camp, photo courtesy Justin Van Viesenustin

Latest news for June 2018 – Camp Kitchen on the way – Maralinga Museum well established – DVD available online. Subscribe to our update mailing list and emails will be sent out when new articles are posted.

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