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From the earliest beginnings of the Anangu people to the destructive aftermath of secret nuclear testing, this story takes young readers on a journey through the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia. An extraordinary illustrated history told from the Indigenous perspective, this book invites children to discover what happened in the Maralinga before the bombs and after.


Yalata and Oak Valley Communities: Alice Cox, Margaret May, Pansy Woods, Mabel Queama, Marjorie Sandimar, Yvonne Edwards, Mima Smart, and Janet May worked as storytellers or translators with Christobel Mattingley to tell the story of what happened at Maralinga. Dora Queama, Hilda Moodoo, Audra Bridley, and Noelene Bridley helped some of the older ladies to do the paintings. Christobel Mattingley is the award-winning author of more than 40 books, including Battle Order 204 and Chelonia Green, Champion of Turtles.