An exploration of the network of Len Beadell’s roads through the central deserts of Australia built by the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party
Len Beadell is known as Australia’s last great explorer. From Woomera to the 80 mile beach, Len surveyed and built a network of roads opening up Central Australia for the travellers who followed. This video traces the journeys of 2 different convoys as they travel Len Beadell’s roads. In Part 1 the convoy covers the northern roads starting with the Gunbarrel Highway at Giles. In Part 2 another convoy travels from Coober Pedy in South Australia to Laverton in Western Australia before completing their journey at Woomera.