Elizabeth Tynan

Elizabeth Tynan

Elizabeth Tynan is an associate professor in the Graduate Research School at James Cook University in Townsville. A former journalist, her book Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story (NewSouth, 2016) won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Australian History) and the CHASS Australia Book Prize in 2017.

'Britain’s atomic oval: The vassalage of Australian governments in the 1950s and 1960s' by Elizabeth Tynan

June 2022, no. 443 25 May 2022
'Britain’s atomic oval: The vassalage of Australian governments in the 1950s and 1960s' by Elizabeth Tynan
Australia became the oval on which Britain’s nuclear game was to be played. Report of the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia When I was launching my book Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga story in 2016, one of the guests put it to me that the name Maralinga should be just as recognisable in Australian society as Gallipoli. This comment suggested that the British tests had ... (read more)