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A little America in Western Australia : the US naval communication station at North West Cape and the founding of Exmouth / Anthony J. Barker, Michael L. Ondaatje
Bib ID 6810740
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Barker, Anthony J., author
 
Description Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Scholarly, 2015 
©2015 
392 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742586854 (paperback)
Summary

In 1963, the first US defence facility on Australian soil was established - the US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape in Western Australia. In the context of America's Cold War struggle against communism, North West Cape's primary function was to communicate with the US fleet serving in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, in particular nuclear missile submarines - the United States Navy's most powerful deterrent force. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape in Western Australia came to be viewed as one of the most important outposts of US defence. In this important and long-overdue history, Ondaatje and Barker pursue the numerous implications that North West Cape had for Australia-US relations, Australian politics and its impact upon the social landscape of Western Australia.

Subjects United States. Navy -- Communication systems -- History.  |  Navy-yards and naval stations -- Western Australia -- North West Cape.  |  Exmouth (W.A.) -- History.  |  United States -- Armed Forces -- Western Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Ondaatje, Michael L., author

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