Len Beadell story on George Negus

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:07
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Hi all ...
For those with an interest, there is to be a story on Len Beadell on the George Negus Tonight program on the ABC next Monday (21 June) at 6.30pm.

Link to Negus site

The publicity blurb says:
"Len Beadell
Len has been referred to as the “last of the true Australian explorers”.
He showed an interest in surveying under the guidance of his surveyor scoutmaster, and later enlisted in the Army Survey Corps during the Second World War.
The decision to survey the Woomera rocket range led Beadell to a lifetime of camping, surveying, exploring and road making in the vast empty areas of Central Australia, opening up for the first time more than 2.5 million square kilometres of the Great Sandy, Gibson and Great Victoria Deserts. Len was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1958 for his work in building the famous Gunbarrel Highway, which stretches 1,600 kilometres across Central Australia."

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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:30

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:30
Excellent, this goes into the diary !!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Q.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:45

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:45
Chances of me remembering are about 0 :(
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Reply By: B3 - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:57

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:57
I saw it already....definately worth watching!
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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:01

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 10:01
Many thanks for letting us know. Recently visited the Woomera range and found that great. We were still talking about it at last nights meeting. (How great the tour was) and the people who set it up.
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