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Beating About the Bush by Len Beadell

Beating About the Bush by Len Beadell

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Beating About the Bush

by Len Beadell

Weldon Publishing, 1990, ISBN 0947116729, black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, illustrated endpapers (maps), paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges, and corners, previous owners inscription on title page (see photographs)

“When your grader breaks sown in the middle of the desert, there’s only one thing you can do – attach it to your bulldozer and tow it back to civilisation.
For Len Beadell’s team, that meant a journey of 800 kilometres at three kilometres an hour – the longest towing operation ever in the history of Central Australia.  The party hitched up their “train” and set off back along the road they had just built.  But while they were all set for a long and arduous journey, the last thing they expected was for their ration truck to melt.  This had its disadvantages; but as Frank Quinn remarked, it was the best entertainment they’d had for a year.  It was just the start of a series of incidents which were to mark this journey out as one of the most eventful episodes in the team’s experience.”

 

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