AUSTRALIA: Out of the Dreaming

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Amidst the dry, gum-tree scrub of Rum Jungle, 60 miles inland from the Timor Sea, miners clad only in boots and shorts drilled uranium out of soft slate. At Woomera, where the waterless South Australian plain stretches endlessly off to the horizon, romantically named drones and missiles—Jindiviks, Blue Streaks and Black Knights—soared over the free world's largest land rocket range. In beach-girt Sydney, schoolteachers and tram conductors exchanged stock market tips, and in stately Adelaide, where Australia's first major Festival of the Arts was in full swing, T. S. Eliot's...

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