The Resource Maralinga : the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country, Frank Walker

Maralinga : the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country, Frank Walker

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Maralinga : the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country
Title
Maralinga
Title remainder
the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country
Statement of responsibility
Frank Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing. During the 1950s-60s, with the blessing of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, the British government used Australia as its nuclear laboratory. They exploded twelve atomic bombs on Australian soil - at the Monte Bello Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga. Sixteen thousand Australian servicemen were guinea pigs. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none of them aware of the dangers they faced. But the betrayal didn't end with our soldiers. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the continent to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their small bodies - their grieving parents were never told. Investigative journalist Frank Walker's Maralinga is a must-read true story of scientists treating an entire population as lab rats and politicians sacrificing their own people in the pursuit of power
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10446666
Cataloging source
ANL
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Walker, Frank
Dewey number
363.1799099423
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Atomic bomb
  • Radioactive fallout
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Radiation injuries
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Radioactive fallout
  • Maralinga (S. Aust.)
Target audience
adult
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the chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country
Label
Maralinga : the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country, Frank Walker
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rdacarrier.
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  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733631900
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780733631900
  • 19191706
Label
Maralinga : the chilling exposé of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country, Frank Walker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733631900
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780733631900
  • 19191706

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