Golden sunlight at Kuli, Maralinga

Wayne England

Holden Hill, Australia

Artist's Description

This photo was taken in April 2007 at a site called Kuli which is within the former British nuclear test site of Maralinga, South Australia. Non-nuclear reaction uranium experiments were done at Kuli and some rehabilitation was done during the clean up from 1997-2000. I worked at the site during that cleanup and visited the site again in 2007 to have a look at the revegetation with a colleague from the Univeristy of Adelaide. The photo was taken after rain and also after a bushfire went through the area a couple of weeks before (burnt bush can just be seen at the top of the hill on the horizon). I guess the location would probably create some interest!

This photo was featured on the ABC TV News weather segment in April 2008 and was selected as the back cover for the 2009 ABC Weather Calendar! Calendars are on sale now from ABC shops.

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