Yvonne’s Story is South Australia’s Story
Posted on: Thu 29 Sep 2016
Yvonne Edwards was an artist and strong community leader from Maralinga.
Her story reflects the long term fall out on people from the atomic tests in South Australia in the 1950s. She had a hard life, with many losses, but continued to give her family and community love and strength.
Acclaimed South Australian author Christobel Mattingly has written a book focussing on Yvonne’s life. She says that Yvonne’s story reveals a terrible part of South Australia’s history that is not widely known.
“Maralinga’s Long Shadow: Yvonne’s Story” is published by Allen & Unwin
and is available at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Produced by Lucy Kingston