Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Partial date due slip on inside page. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History 2017
In September 2016, it was 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, leaving the public entirely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision.
After earlier tests at Monte Bello and Emu Field in 1956, Australia dutifully provided 3200 square kilometres of South Australian desert to the British Government, along with logistics and personnel.