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Maralinga Police Station, South Australia

Maralinga Prohibited Area Sign

Between 1955 and 1963 the British Government carried out a series of nuclear and atomic tests at Maralinga in the remote western region of South Australia. The vast region in which the tests were conducted was declared a prohibited area with a village built within the prohibited zone at Maralinga, near Watson, to house the…

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Maralinga’s Long Shadow – Review

Maralinga's Long Shadow - Book Cover

I’ve just read Christobel Mattingley’s, “Maralinga’s Long Shadow – Yvonne’s Story”. It’s not very often that I sit down and read a book from cover to cover, but that is exactly what happened! “Yvonne’s story” tells of the severe impact that the bombing programme had on the lives of many Aboriginal people. It also tells…

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