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A very special relationship : British atomic weapon trials in Australia, Lorna Arnold

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A very special relationship : British atomic weapon trials in Australia
Title
A very special relationship
Title remainder
British atomic weapon trials in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Lorna Arnold
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Includes Australian officials appointed to look after the interests of local Aboriginal people and to ensure no-one strayed into the prohibited area p. 58; some potential permanent test sites excluded because of possible impact on Aboriginal people p. 90; Great Britain requests statements on the impact on local Aboriginal people near Maralinga p.91; an Australian report states Maralinga range area would encroach slightly on the northwest corner of the Aboriginal reserve at Ooldea, but the reserve was abandoned p. 93; Australia wanted indemnity in respect of all valid claims as they suspected that London wasn't aware that the Woomera prohibited area contained 3000-4000 inhabitants, 'not counting Aboriginals who might pass through' p. 101; low levels of radioactivity reached the mainland after one island test, '... the highest level detected was a third of Level A, which gave a safety margin of 3 for Aboriginals and 12 for others' p. 134; Level A (zero risk) of contamination was applied to Aboriginal people '... because they would be less sheltered from radiation exposure by housing, clothes and footwear, and less likely to to remove contamination by washing', where higher levels of risk were to apply to the rest of the Australian population p. 119, 138; details efforts to keep Aboriginal people safe from atomic tests p. 146-147, 181, 238-239; mentions some accusations about insufficient care being taken to protect people, especially Aboriginal people p. 232; discusses the health and lifestyle effects on the Aboriginal population p. 241-244
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Arnold, Lorna
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • plates
  • illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
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A very special relationship : British atomic weapon trials in Australia, Lorna Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 314-316
Control code
000005265358
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 323 p., [8] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780117724129
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A very special relationship : British atomic weapon trials in Australia, Lorna Arnold
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 314-316
Control code
000005265358
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 323 p., [8] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780117724129
Other physical details
ill.

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