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Len Beadall : 28-January-2013
Len Beadall : 28-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Road grader commemorates Len Beadall who  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. 

In the late 1940s and 1950s, Beadell cut several tracks west of Alice Springs through to Warburton, including the Connie Sue Highway and the Gunbarrel Highway (which links Carnegie Station and Giles).

In doing so he graded the current airstrip and proposed the Giles site.  The grader which is estimated to have travelled over 30,000 kilometres in the course of making the roads, was retired in 1963.  


Address:Gunbarrel Highway, Giles Weather Station, Giles
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.033333
Long: 128.302222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:People
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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