Book Maralinga - Australia's Nuclear Waste Cover-up byParkinson, Alan

Submitted: Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 19:37
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A while back people were talking about getting this book and how difficult it was to track down a copy.

If you go to ABC Books there is a copy for $24.20 US.



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 21:56

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 21:56
Hi Phl

It was member Allan B from Queensland.

I hope he sees your details, as I know that he was after it.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.



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Reply By: Zippo - Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 22:34

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 22:34
It's actually ABE books (but the link is OK). I have used them in the past, shipping USA to Oz is slow, BUT ....

The seller is in Bendigo. Notwithstanding the usual deal on not buying direct, I would suggest Allan try and contact them direct for this if he is still interested.

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 00:27

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 00:27
Thanks Phil, Stephen and Zippo.
I did eventually track down a copy and bought it.
Heavy reading and does raise some questions.
And yes, the delivery from USA was very slow!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:01

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:01
Hi Allan

Did you get that copy of the book by Reg Simpson from the UK.

It was a great read and tells a story not often heard from other books.

I have now started to privately communicate with Reg, giving him links to my blogs, and like he has old me, it brings back many memories of his days when he was posted at Maralinga with the RAF.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:32

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 10:32
Yes Stephen, I did get Reg Simpson's book too.
I think that I have now read just about everything published about Maralinga/Emu and Woomera.
There have been some very comprehensive books about Woomera, more so than Maralinga whose books focus more on the cleanup than the trials.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 19:14

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 19:14
Hi Allan

I have had a quick look on a fantastic book about Woomera. It is a very big book and if available, very expensive. The last time I looked, there was one out of the USA, but well over $300 US.

The book is titled "Fire Across the Deset", so if you can find any at a reasonable price, please let me know.

I have checked eBay, but nothing there at the moment.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 20:27

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 20:27
Yes Stephen, I have "Fire Across the Desert" by Peter Morton.
Also "Woomera" by Ivan Southall.
I am emailing you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger K (NSW) - Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 21:38

Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 21:38
Stephen,
I purchased a copy of "Fire Across the Desert" from the Museum at Woomera Village about 15 years ago, so it might be worth contacting them on the off chance they still have them in stock. It is a big book - my copy has 575 pages in it.

I don't recall how much I paid at the time, but I suspect it was <$50.00. Looks like it was a good investment!

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 22:06

Friday, Apr 03, 2015 at 22:06
Hi Roger

Thanks for that and I will give them a call after Easter.


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