Barmera Men’s Shed

Barmera Men's Shed

Thanks to one of our wonderful tour participants, Richard Sheppard, we have a couple of photos of one of the “BQ” buildings from Maralinga. It is now doing ‘light duties’ semi-retired, as the Barmera Men’s Shed, although it HAS stuck with its gender bias and still houses a mob of blokes. 😁 The largely-aluminium buildings…

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Happy New Year 2022

Thanks for your patience, it has been a topsy-turvy ride with the COVID monster and we are finally ready to open up for bookings. Tours will begin in April with the first being on the 5th April. As per usual, they will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays through until the end of October. Two day…

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SATC Tourism Awards Finalist

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve officially made it as a finalist in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards program. As a finalist, we have made it to the Voters’ Choice stage of the program and we need your support! Support us and vote for us via https://ticsa.com.au/2021-south-australian-tourismawards… You can win too! Vote and you’ll automatically…

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National Bank of Australasia in Maralinga

Old Lutheran Church from Maralinga now the OASIS Christian Church at Ceduna

The following information and photographs were kindly supplied by David Jobson. He and his wife Helen travelled down to Ceduna and Smoky Bay to follow up on this little (but significant) piece of Maralinga history. John was a NAB/CBC, banker hence his interest. The following quote is taken from the NBA Archives. The National Bank…

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Thanks Robin!

Robin at Tietkins Well

Prologue The road you see in the photo to the bottom-right was surveyed and built more than sixty-odd years ago. Straight as a die and, like the Gunbarrel Highway and many others, it’s the legacy of a bushman, master surveyor, road builder, and outback legend by the name of Len Beadell. This point is about halfway between the Maralinga airstrip…

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August 21 COVID Update

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Memo from the Boss. Hi All, please see below advice in relation to travel on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands. The easing of current lockdown restrictions for specific staff, contractors on Maralinga Tjarutja Lands including Oak Valley Community (MT lands) Current MTOV restrictions commenced 00:01 Tuesday 20th July 2021 for 14 days, ending midnight Monday 2nd August…

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Setting the record straight – ABC article 22/05/2021

Maralinga sandhills, Photo by Wayne England

In relation to this article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-22/maralinga-nuclear-particles-more-reactive/100157478?utm_campaign=news-article-share-control&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) will look at the Monash University report and obtain its own scientific advice on it to see if it is saying anything new. MT has worked with the Commonwealth and MT’s own scientific advisers for the past 35 years in relation to the Plutonium left at…

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AVRO G-AGRG on tarmac at Adelaide Airport c1950s

AVRO Tudor IV G-AGR at Adelaide Airport circa 1958

Many thanks Cliff Noble for this “piece of the tapestry that is Maralinga”. T During our recent tour, Robin mentioned that old photos would be welcome. Please find attached a photo of an AVRO Tudor aircraft (registered as G-AGRG) which was taken at Adelaide airport in the 1950s. These aircraft used to do charter runs…

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