Still in the Bush

Author(s): Len Beadell


Laden with trig poles, theodolites - and porridge - Beadell and his team built roads, laid out town sites and undertook an enormous survey programme in order to prepare a test launching area in one of the most isolated parts of the world. The problems ranged from taking astrofixes in a cloudy sky and becoming surrounded by a sea of red mud, to patching a bald spot on a pet joey. All were solved by using those two most necessary ingredients of life in the bush - ingenuity and imagination. Len Beadell's descriptions of the countryside, the adventures the team experienced, and the Australian bush characters they encountered are by turns illuminating and hilarious. His high-spirited account of the work that had to be done 'before they called it Woomera' makes vivid and entertaining reading.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781864367836
  • : New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited
  • : New Holland (Australia)
  • : 0.235
  • : November 2003
  • : 208mm X 139mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Len Beadell
  • : Paperback
  • : 629.47/8/099423
  • : 175