The Resource Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan

Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan

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Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story
Title
Atomic thunder
Title remainder
the Maralinga story
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Tynan
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Language
eng
Summary
British nuclear testing took place at Maralinga, South Australia, between 1956 and 1963, after Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies had handed over 3,200 square kilometres of open desert to the British Government, without informing his own people. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. How did it come to pass that a democracy such as Australia suddenly found itself hosting another country's nuclear program? And why has it continued to be shrouded in mystery, even decades after the atomic thunder clouds stopped rolling across the South Australian test site? In this meticulously researched and shocking work, journalist and academic Elizabeth Tynan reveals the truth of what really happened at Maralinga and the devastating consequences of what took place there, not to mention the mess that was left behind
Summary
In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them -- and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind
Award
Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2017.
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10563419
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Midwest
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Tynan, Elizabeth
Dewey number
994.05
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maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Cold War
  • War and society
  • Militarization
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Maralinga (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
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the Maralinga story
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Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan
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multicolored
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txt
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MWT12188642
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781526727589
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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MWT12188642
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12188642
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12188642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781526727589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12188642
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12188642
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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