A picture in time: Maralinga, the blinding flash that ushered in Australia’s atomic age

A picture in time: Maralinga, the blinding flash that ushered in Australia’s atomic age

Nuclear tests conducted in South Australia from 1956 resulted in swaths of countryside obliterated and decades of highly contaminated land

The atomic age reached Maralinga with a blinding flash. At 5pm on 27 September 1956, a 15-kilotonne atomic device was detonated at the site in the western plains of South Australia.

The ensuing blast had as much explosive strength as the weapon which fell on Hiroshima 11 years earlier.

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