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Maralinga: The Anangu Story

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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.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Allen Unwin (first published 2009)
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Lisa
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A small peek into some of the horrors the Anangu people were put through.
Jo
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book sets out in considerable detail what was lost by the Anangu people - and, as a consequence, what we have all lost - as a result, first, of the Europeans' overuse of water and timber at the Ooldea Soak (which caused devastation of the local environment) and, secondly, the testing of nuclear weapons by the British at Maralinga.

It is often astonishing to me how much survives, despite the atrocities performed. Maralinga contains anecdotes and memories from members of the communities at
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Viola
Melbourne's community radio station 3CR (see http://www.3cr.org.au ) every Saturday at 10am has long running RadioActive show about uranium and nuclear industry and alternatives.

This Saturday 19th January looked at 1953 and 1963 "testing" of atomic bombs, this crime happened on Aboriginal land at Marilinga/"Thunder" ...

Locals camping and soldiers who watched the explosion got exposed to this toxicity and contaminated.

Reading from the book with sound effects made this a powerful version.

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