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Vast majority of British nuclear bomb tests took place on Aboriginal land

Paul Waldon  19 Jan 18 An excerpt from a book by Rudolph Herzog..

Lorna Arnold, an official historian of the British Ministry of Defense, justified her governments treatment of Aborigines by arguing that, all the time, the latter had “NO” legal rights – a problem general to the 1950’s Australian and British society and thus not specific to the atomic tests.

Arnold asserted that the greatest damage suffered by the Aborigines from the tests was to their “way of life rather than directly to their health.” The fact that the Aborigines interests in the land were neither registered or respected, Arnold wrote, was because of “their general situation and was neither new nor peculiar to the weapons trials.
The British military carried out nuclear tests in Australia for almost a decade, with a vast majority of experiments (as claimed) taking place on Aboriginal lands.

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January 20, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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