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Too Long in the Bush

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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 east to west, 1500 kilometres from the Alice Springs road to Carnegie homestead 650 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.

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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 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 project road entirely alone, often in country then known only to small groups of Aborigines.  Returning 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.  In the telling of their adventures, Beadell’s happy nature keeps the table bubbling along with humorous touches that make this remarkable journey one that every armchair traveller will enjoy.

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Weight .230 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 13.5 × 1.5 cm

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