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Bush Bashers

Too Long in the Bush

$22.99
ISBN
9781864367195
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By Len Beadell
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 176
Book Size 13 x 136 x 240 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Jun 2001
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / The countryside, country life
Too Long In the Bush is the story of how, from 1956 to 1958, Len Beadell and his team made the first road across Central Australia from east to west, 1500 kilometres from the Alice Springs road to Carnegie homestead 650 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. On the way he surveyed and built the Giles Meteorological Station and aerodrome before moving on to skirt the edge of the infamous Gibson Desert. Beadell, using astronomical observations, would survey up to 400 kilometres of the projected road entirely alone, often in country then known only to small groups of Aborigines. Returing to his construction team, he would supervise operations as the road was pushed slowly forward through the heat and dust, over sandhill and desert, rounding the desolate salt lakes

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.