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Memorial to the surveyor and explorer Len Beadall.

Len Beadell  was a surveyor, roadbuilder (some 6500 km), bushman, artist and author, responsible for opening up the last remaining isolated desert areas (some 2.5 million square kilometers) of central Australia in the 1940s and 1950s. Len is sometimes called "the last true Australian explorer".

Len Beadell died on May 12, 1995, and his ashes were placed at the site of the original survey peg to mark the centre line of the range.

A memorial was erected by four-wheel drivers from every Australian state at Mt. Beadell on the Gunbarrel Highway in 1996. During 2000, it was decided to relocate his ashes from the Range to the Woomera Cemetery to allow his family and friends easier access.


Address:Gunbarrel Highway, Mount Beadell between Warburton & Everard Junction, Warburton, 6440
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.534849
Long: 125.274452
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th May, 1996
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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