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Blast the Bush

by Len Beadell



ISBN:9781864367362
Format:Paperback
Page Extent:212 pages
Book Size:228 x 134 x 12 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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With his road building exploits behind him, Beadell was the perfect choice for the task of selecting and preparing the location for the weapons testing trials. With his characteristic humour and embellished with his own cartoons, Beadell tells the story of the people who worked on the project - in some cases it was as much a trial of them as it was of any weapon - and he recounts the sequence of events that led up to the gigantic explosion that was to BLAST THE BUSH.

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.