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An Atomic Blast (In the Outback)

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Desert ScenesA highlight of our recent trip into the Western Deserts, which took us across The Great Victoria and Gibson Deserts in the Australian Outback, was a visit to Maralinga Village.

Many Australian’s will remember Maralinga as being at the centre of the British Atomic testing program conducted in Australia during the 1950’s, such is life in the colonies,  although perhaps it is only in more recent history that much of what transpired at Maralinga has been fully understood by the general public.

You might even recall the alternative Australian rock band, Midnight Oil, wrote a song about it, but perhaps that depends on either your age or maybe your taste in music…

We had not travelled the Anne Beadell Highway, the track that traverses The Great Victoria Desert previously but were informed that the far eastern section from Coober Pedy, the usual starting point, to Emu Junction  had some…

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