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Honeymoon Uranium Mine blockade 1982 by Antonia Chaffey

Honeymoon Uranium Mine blockade  1982

Silver gelatin print on archival paper

The Honeymoon U-mine near Broken Hill was controversial in that it used the method of flushing sulpur liquid into the water table to extract uranium.  It was also on a sacred Aboriginal site. I worked as photographer on a film crew auspiced by Friends of the Earth and created a large body of photographs.  A studio fire in 1989 in Fitzroy destroyed my lab and most of the images.  Some are in private collections and I have been able to scan and create high res negs in order to reprint.