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The Resource The secret of Emu Field : Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia, Elizabeth Tynan

The secret of Emu Field : Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia, Elizabeth Tynan

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The secret of Emu Field : Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia
Title
The secret of Emu Field
Title remainder
Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Tynan
Title variation
secret of emu field
Title variation remainder
Britains forgotten atomic tests in Australia.
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Language
eng
Summary
Emu Field is overshadowed by Maralinga, the larger and much more prominent British atomic test site about 193 kilometres to the south. But Emu Field has its own secrets, and the fact that it was largely forgotten makes it more intriguing. Only at Emu Field in October 1953 did a terrifying black mist speed across the land after an atomic bomb detonation, bringing death and sickness to Aboriginal populations in its path. Emu Field was difficult and inaccessible. So why did the British go there at all, when they knew that they wouldn't stay? What happened to the air force crew who flew through the atomic clouds? And why is Emu Field considered the 'Marie Celeste' of atomic test sites, abandoned quickly after the expense and effort of setting it up? Elizabeth Tynan reveals the story of a cataclysmic collision between an ancient Aboriginal land and the post-war Britain of Winston Churchill and his gung-ho scientific advisor Frederick Lindemann. The presence of local Anangu people did not interfere with Churchill's geopolitical aims and they are still paying the price. The British undertook Operation Totem at Emu Field under cover of extreme remoteness and secrecy, a shroud of mystery that continues to this day
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11065137
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VMOR
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Tynan, Elizabeth
Dewey number
363.1799
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Cold War
  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Radioactive fallout
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Emu Field (S.A.)
  • Australia
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adult
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Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia.
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The secret of Emu Field : Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia, Elizabeth Tynan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-336) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • rdacontent
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000071549252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742236957
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1299251192
Label
The secret of Emu Field : Britain's forgotten atomic tests in Australia, Elizabeth Tynan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071549252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742236957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1299251192

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