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Alice Springs Micro Safari

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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Maralinga Update June 2018

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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Our Maralinga Tour 2018

At Gound Zero - photo courtesy David Jobson

“Why of all places, would you want to go to an atomic bomb site?”  This comment was directed to us by some people as we made plans to do exactly that just recently this year. Well, our answer to this was, why not, it is a large part of Australian recent history but also with…

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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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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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