Harold Lasseter (The Lasseter Highway) Print Page
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,
|Address:||Lasseter Highway & Yulara Drive, Yulara, 0872|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.245346|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 16th September, 1983|
THE LASSETER HIGHWAY
Officially Opened On 16 September 1983
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