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29 April 2003, 8pm
Maralinga Airstrip
Maralinga Airstrip

For half a century, the Tjarutja aboriginal people of Maralinga have waited to get to get their land back. The land is now said by the Australian government to be clean and ready for hand-back - sometime this year. Professor John Keane explores the history of British atomic tests at Maralinga from 1956 to 1963. He finds out how and why the British and Australian governments together confiscated the sacred lands of the Tjarutja people and examines how far aboriginal people, servicemen and the desert environment were put at risk.

View pictures of Maralinga and take your own armchair tour>>

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