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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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Nuclear Guinea Pigs – Operation Grapple

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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Dig for secrets: the lesson of Maralinga’s Vixen B

Maralinga sandhills, Photo by Wayne England

The following article was written by Liz Tynan, Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator Research Student Academic Support, James Cook University, and published on “The Conversation”. Liz Tynan, James Cook University Occasionally I give guest lectures to undergraduates about Maralinga. In most cases, the students have never heard of the place. A small number may have heard…

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Silent Storm, Hedley Marston’s radiation tests

CSIRO ScienceImage Hedley Marston 1900-1965 radition experiments put him at odds with the government

A documentary about the measuring of radiation following the British Australian nuclear tests beginning in the 1950s. The British and Australian governments covered up the dangers. Focus on Hedley Marston’s secret experiments and his attempts to alert the public.

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