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Maralinga's Long Shadow
Maralinga's Long Shadow

Maralinga's Long Shadow


208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781760290177

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Sep 2016)


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The powerful story of Yvonne Edwards and the cost of the fallout for herself and her family after the British nuclear tests in Australia the 1950s

Grandfather and Grandmother telling lots of stories. They had to live at Yalata. Their home was bombed. That was their home where the bomb went off. They thought it was mamu tjuta, evil spirits, coming. Everyone was frightened, thinking about people back in the bush. Didn't know what bomb was. Later told it was poison. Parents and grandparents really wanted to go home, used to talk all the time to get their land back.Yvonne Edwards was just six years old when the first bombs of the nuclear tests at Maralinga were detonated in 1956. The tests continued until 1963, and their consequences profoundly affected her family and community. This powerful book, by award-winning author Christobel Mattingley, honors Yvonne Edwards' legacy as a highly respected artist and community elder.

Author Biography

Christobel Mattingley is the award-winning author of more than 40 books, including Battle Order 204, and Chelonia Green, Champion of Turtles, and Maralinga: The Anangu Story.