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End of an Era

by Len Beadell



ISBN:9781864367331
Format:Paperback
Page Extent:208 pages
Book Size:193 x 141 x 21 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Hard work and adventure for the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party as they surveyed and built their last three highways across the deserts of Central Australia

Len Beadell's team had to contend with flat tyres and broken gear boxes as well as all the natural difficulties of the outback as they endeavoured to build three highways in one year! On one forward reconnaissance Beadell discovered a small group of Aborigines who had never before seen a white person, as well as rediscovering two wells on the Canning Stock route. These and many other adventures of the outback are retold in Beadell's own lively and entertaining style.


About the Authors

Len Beadell

Len Beadell was a surveyor, roadbuilder (some 6500 km), bushman, artist and author, responsible for opening up the last remaining isolated desert areas (some 2.5 million square kilometers) of central Australia in the 1940s and 1950s. Len is sometimes called "the last true Australian explorer".

Len Beadell

Len Beadell,who has been called the last of the true Australian explorers,was born on a farm at west Pennant Hills,NSW, in 1923.As a surveyor and road builder he has worked all over the Australian outback from Arnhem Land to the Gibson Desert.In 1958 hes was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work in building the Gunbarrel Highway across Central Australia. in 1987 he was made a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Mining Surveyors (Aust) and the following year he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. Len Beadell is the author of six best- selling books.