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Atomic reading

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

The Secret of Emu Field: Britain’s forgotten atomic tests in Australia Elizabeth Tynan

NewSouth Books, pp.362, $34.99

So you think you know the story of Britain’s notorious atomic tests in Australia? In that respect, the name of Maralinga is infamous. Many readers will have heard about that shameful episode. But there’s another story that is lesser known. And author Elizabeth Tynan tells that tale in this book.

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Ross Fitzgerald AM is Emeritus Professor of History and Politics at Griffith University and author or co-author of 43 books, including ‘The Dizzying Heights’ and ‘The Lowest Depths’ all published by Hybrid.

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