woomera ground zero

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hello i was in woomera yestrday and i was wondering where the bomb detonation took place. does anyone know the cordinants or how to find it on google earth. thanks sam
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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:00

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:00
Hi there,

Did they actually set off bombs at Woomera or was it Maralinga?

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Follow Up By: samsgoneagain - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:04

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:04
ah i don't know. maybe youre right. but apparently it turned a large area of ground into glass from the heat. it sounded like something good to see
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:14

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:14
The first Bomb was set off in EMU a few hundred miles from Woomera, Woomera was the town set up for a rocket range by Len Beadell, purchase the CD The Shepparton Talk by Len it is a great Yarn.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:15

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:15
Hi there,
My Dad was at Maralinga and he told me about some bombs that were set off. However I believe there was a lot of radiation fallout from these tests. Take care. Well worth googling Maralinga.

Rgds


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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:06

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:06
Yep Emu is the place, if you take a look at google you'll find heaps of info.

I have a DVD of the place as well as the paraphernalia still there incl control cables etc that a friend of mine made on hos most recent visit there.

Very interesting place that I am yet to visit
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Reply By: Michael A (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:10

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:10
don't know about Woomera but the first bomb went off at EMU which is on the Anne Beadell. After this there was a bomb site built and used at Maralinga.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:17

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:17
Maralinga. The last bomb was Taranaki.

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Follow Up By: samsgoneagain - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:29

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:29
is that why all the kiwis have come over here. sweet as bro
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:41

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:41
The radiation levels are now considered safe but you will need permits to visit the site.

GPS Co-Ordinates:

Site Totem 1 - 28deg.41min.55sec.Sth.
132deg.22min.19sec.East
Site Totem 2 - 28deg.42min.43sec.Sth.
132deg.22min.39sec.East

There are some pics of the site when visited a few years back on my web-page under 'Trips', 'Anne Beadell Highway'

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:59

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 17:59
Here you go Totem 2 marker.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:12

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:12
wow great setup and interesting site Topcat
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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:10

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:10
The first few bombs set were off at the Bikini Islands I thought.

Then at Totem 1 and Totem 2.

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Then another 7 or 8 off at Maralinga???

It would be nice to get permission for there. I would like to visit the Aboriginal Stonehenge.

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:29

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:29
I'll second that Bonz, well done TC.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:35

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:35
Now I'll have to dig out MY photo of MY Troopy under London Bridge. lol.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:54

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 21:54
Gone Bush,

The trick is to get the last photo of London Bridge before it falls down. lol


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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 23:50

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 23:50
What amazed me is how close the Totem 1 & 2 sites are to each other.
They let one bomb off then a couple of weeks later they did the other which must have meant that the bomb project people worked in a highly contaminated area when errecting the towers and setting up for the second blast.

Heres my picture of the Totem 1 Marker just to complete the pair.


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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:33

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:33
Places has your answers - coordinates, photo and description of the two sites:

Ground Zero Totem 1
Ground Zero Totem 2

Shown on the Anne Beadell Highway trek.

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