Emu Field

The first British nuclear test in Australia occurred off of Trimouille Island, the first on the Australian mainland took place on October 15th, 1953 at Emu Field also known as Emu Junction. Later in the decade the nuclear tests were moved to Maralinga.

"Living up to our responsibilities over Emu Field and Maralinga.........."
Nuclear Tests At Emu Field
Date: 10/15/1953
Type: Tower
Yield: 10kt
Code Name: "Totem 1"

Operation Totem
Date: 10/27/1953
Type: Tower
Yield: 8kt
Code Name: "Totem 2"

Operation Totem
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