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Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976


the night sky in New Zealand.

Britain developed its so-called nuclear deterrant with nuclear tests on Christmas Island, putting nearby Cook Islanders in danger, and on the offshore islands and mainland of Australia, where one third of the State of South Australia is still prohibited territory because of lingering radioactivity.

France on losing her North African colonies, immediately shifted her nuclear tests to a much smaller colony in the South Pacific.

And the Soviet Union uses the Northern Pacific for testing its long missiles. In fact, there are signs now that the Soviets have now even moved their testing into the South Pacific. The N.Z. notice to Mariners 024/75 warned that missile tests were expected in the ficinity of the Cook Islands in March of 1975.