Author: Frank Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 073363205X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9427

'The story reaches out and grabs you by the throat' - Dr Clare Wright, historian and author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka The facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing. This edition contains a new author note with shocking new material that has come to light as a result of the groundbreaking original publication. Investigative journalist Frank Walker's Maralinga is a must-read true story of the abuse of our servicemen, scientists treating the Australian population as lab rats and politicians sacrificing their own people in the pursuit of power. During the Menzies era, with the blessing of the Prime Minister, the British government exploded twelve atomic bombs on Australian soil. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none of them aware of the dangers they faced. But the betrayal didn't end with these servicemen. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the country to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their bodies - their grieving parents were never told. This chilling exposé drawn from extensive research and interviews with surviving veterans reveals the betrayal of our troops and our country. 'An amazing tale – utterly gripping, it reads like a thriller' - Jon Faine, ABC Radio Melbourne 'This book will contribute to a much greater awareness and perhaps much more action on this issue' - Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National 'Walker demonstrates powerfully why, regardless of the context in which the testing took place, the emotional legacy of Maralinga will linger in the Australian psyche, just as do Gallipoli, Bodyline and Singapore. The cost in terms of damage to health, the environment and public trust in government will remain with us for generations to come' - The Australian 'Shocking revelations...' - Margaret Throsby, Midday Interview, ABC Classic FM 'An extraordinary story – there are things here that would make your hair stand on end' - Philip Clark, ABC Radio Canberra 'This book should be on the school syllabus' - Andrew O'Keefe, Weekend Sunrise


Author: Judy Nunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748121080

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4579

During the darkest days of the Cold War, in the remote wilderness of a South Australian desert, the future of an infant nation is being decided - without its people's knowledge. In the spring of 1956, British Lieutenant Daniel Gardiner accepts a twelve-month posting to Maralinga, South Australia, on a promise of rapid promotion. Instead he finds himself in a violent and unforgiving landscape, infected with the unique madness and excitement born from involvement in a nuclear testing site. Adventurous journalist Elizabeth Hoffmann travels halfway around the world searching for answers, and her lost love. Here she discovers the truth about this desolate place, and the story of the innocent people who had walked their land unhindered for forty thousand years, until now . . .

The Long Road To Maralinga

Author: Reg Simpson


ISBN: 1291949186

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 8935

An account of an Royal Air Force man's long journey to get to Maralinga, South Australia, and his experiences as a participant in the British Atomic Weapons Tests held there in the South Australian desert during 1956.

Maralinga, the Anangu Story

Author: Yalata,Oak Valley Communities,Christobel Mattingley

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741766486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7479

'Maralinga - the Anangu Story is our story. We have told it for our children, our grandchildren and their children. We have told it for you.' In words and pictures Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia before the bombs and after.


Author: Alan Parkinson

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing


Category: Nuclear weapons

Page: 233

View: 6236

In April 2000, a $108 million clean-up of the former British A-bomb test site in South Australia was declared a success and the Maralinga Tjarutja Aboriginal people were told it was safe to move back onto their lands. But leaked documents and key insiders say otherwise.

Maralinga, My Love

Author: Dorothy Johnston

Publisher: N.A



Page: 264

View: 8642

A novel of Australia in the 1950's and life in the Australian forces assisting the British in their atomic tests at Maralinga.

Audit Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Finance, Public

Page: N.A

View: 1590