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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COVID19 and how it relates to Maralinga Tours

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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When the dust settles, culture remains: Maralinga Tjarutja

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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COVID-19 Update

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 at Maralinga 1956

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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Department of Defence Exclusions

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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