Friends of the Library Author Event with Garry Hiskey – Maralinga: the struggle for return of the lands

Author Garry Hiskey

The Maralinga lands were the site of atomic bomb tests by the British government in the 1950s and 1960s. The Anangu people, the traditional owners of the lands, were moved and unable to visit their sacred sites or attend to their ritual obligations. Garry Hiskey, Senior Solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, tells the story of the fight to return the Maralinga lands to their original owners and the achievement of the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984.

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