Len Beadell's Aboriginal Stonehenge

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 13:00
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Has anybody ever been to the Aboriginal Stonehenge that was found by Len Beadell or does anybody know where it is?

This is presumably accessable from the Anne Beadell Highway somewhere south-west of Emu.

This is not to be confused with the other rock formations near Neale Junction.

If somebody has been there, was it difficult to get permission?

Cheers

Equinox
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Reply By: lindsay - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 08:38

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 08:38
Equinox, I tried to go there in 1990. I have a pretty good idea where it is. I also know that some tour operators have gone there. I applied to the Woomera range controller for a permit.I said I wanted to south from Emu 80 Ks and look at some rock formations. He replied that the locals would not let me go there and even knew what I wanted to look at. I then rang a bloke from Canberra who had some say and asked if we could enter from the south, not a bad bloke, however I could not do any good their either, even though he had great interest in the bush. I know what I will do next time. Best of luck.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:14

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:14
Thanks lindsay,

Its sounds likes its all a bit of a secret.
I might grab an aerial photo and plot it out from his brief descriptions, and see what I can come up with.

Thanks again

Eq.
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Reply By: Ian Bee - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:01

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 21:01
No......never heard of it till now!

What is it? I didn't think that building with rock was part of the culture.....

Cheers

Ian BEE
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:43

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 23:43
Ian,

Beadell described it "spread out right across my path extending for at least sixty yards either side. It was almost like a picket fence with posts six feet apart made from slivers of shale".

That was from his book "Blast the Bush".

Eq.

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