New item Free shipping Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Delivery takes approximately 4-7 business days.

This title is In Stock in the Booktopia Distribution Centre. We will send you a confirmation email with a Tracking Code to follow the progress of your parcel when it ships.

Len Beadell's Legacy
Author: Ian Bayly

ISBN: 9781921496028
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1 September 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 25.0
In June 1952, Len Beadell was called to a secret meeting in Salisbury, South Australia, and informed of the decision to explode an atomic bomb in Australia. He was set the task of finding an appropriate site. After exploring country to the west of Coober Pedy, he found an unnamed claypan (later called Emu) which the military approved as being suitable. It was close to the Emu Claypan that atomic bombs (Totem 1 and 2) were exploded on 15 and 27 October 1953. Even before the first of these two bombs was exploded, Beadell was asked to find a second site closer to the Trans Australian Railway. This second site was ominously called Maralinga (Aboriginal for thunder), and it was here that between 27 September 1956 and 9 October 1957 seven atomic bombs were exploded.

In November 1955, after the experience of surveying and constructing the Emu and Maralinga sites and their associated access roads, Beadell headed a group that became known as the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party. Despite their relatively slender resources, this group was responsible for the construction of a remarkable system of roads through remote, mainly desert country to the west of the Stuart Highway. The first part of the...

Returns Policy:
30-day money back guarantee for return if the item is not as described, is damaged or is faulty. We do not offer a refund if you change your mind.

Customs Charges & Duties:
Orders over the value of $270 will be liable for customs charges, taxes including GST and brokerage costs which are the recipient's sole responsibility.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Free shipping within New Zealand  

Payment options