Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 26th..Maralinga

 We had a wonderful day tour of Maralinga. Robin Mathews, the manager, has much information to tell.
The tour took us about 90km with many stops...including bomb sites, Explorer Tieken's well,
Len Beadell's fresh water well, buriel pits for radio active soil, gravel, trucks, aeroplanes and any
other dsangerous items. We noted the bare areas around bomb sites which, after 50 years, had not
re vegetated to the normal growth of the surrounding areas. This was a fascinating and enlightening
trip. A few cassia and acacia blooms were on display after the wonderful rains that had recently fallen.
Water supplies have been renewed with tanks and dams full.

If anyone has read the book 'Maralinga' written by Judy Nunn you will be interested to learn that,
prior to writing this book Judy had visited Maralinga to research some of the mysterious truth about
the experimental Nuclear bombs which were exploded in 1956 & 57. I have begun reading it again to see
how she blended her story with the truth about those dangerous years.

Guide and Manager of Maralinga

Fifty year old bitumen air strip

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