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Atomic testing at Maralinga
Title : Atomic testing at Maralinga Atomic testing at Maralinga
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Source : Advertiser, 28 September 1956, p. 1
Date of creation : 1956
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Front page of The Advertiser with various articles describing the first atomic tests at Maralinga, including an eye-witness account of the detonation.

Maralinga, in South Australia's far west, was the site of a permanent proving ground for British atomic tests. During 1956 and 1957, seven atomic bombs and several hundred other atomic devices were exploded at Maralinga.

Coverage year : 1956
Place : Maralinga
Region : Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast
Further reading :

Australia. Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia. The report of the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, Canberra: Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1985

Beadell, Len. Blast the bush, Adelaide: Rigby, 1986

Symonds, JL. A History of British atomic tests in Australia, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1985

Tame, AS. Maralinga: British A-bomb, Australian legacy, [Sydney]: Fontana, 1982
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