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05-September-2014
05-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Lasseter Highway was constructed and named in memory of Harold Lewis Bell Lasseter who died in the Petermann Ranges in January 1931 searching for a reef of gold.  He claimed to have discovered the gold lode in 1900, but numerous attempts to locate it have failed,

His remains were recovered in 1957 and interred in the old Alice Springs Cemetery,

Location

Address:Lasseter Highway & Yulara Drive, Yulara, 0872
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.245346
Long: 130.981109
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Road
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th September, 1983
Front Inscription

     THE LASSETER HIGHWAY
Officially Opened On 16 September 1983
                       By
The Chief Minister Of The Northern Territory
HON. PAUL EVERINGHAM M.L.A.
To the memory of Harold Lewis Bell "Possum" LASSETER 
who perished in the Petermann Ranges near the Northern
Territory / West Australia border on 30 January 1931
during a vain search for a fabulous reef of gold.

His remains were recovered in 1957 and interred in the
old Alice Springs Cemetery.  Lasseter claimed he first
discovered the reef during a solo expedition from Alice
Springs to the border in 1900.  Numerous attempts to
relocate the rich lode, including the one that cost
Lasseter his life, have failed.  But the legend of
Lasseter`s Lost Reef persists........... a fortune in gold,
just waiting to be found !

A Project Of The Roads Division  
N. T. Department of Transport and Works

 

Source: MA
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