B-LINE FOR BIRDSVILLE

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The URL address also may change during this time although the site will be painlessly linked when that happens.   Your patronage and consideration over the years is valued and I hope you continue browsing through my stories about the opening up of the Simpson Desert to every-day travellers.   Contributions are welcomed.    Please expect that it will take some more time for me to place and upload the recent material kindly provided by Simpson Desert old hands and admirers.


REG SPRIGG
FIRST DRIVER
IN THE DESERT

DESERT DIGEST

Cashbook and Claypan
Share in the tribulations of the admin manager as he balances the books from his Office-in-a-Blitz

Birdsville or Bust
Learn how French know-how and Australian muscle carved the French Line through the Simpson

East From Oodna
Marvel at the initiative of the early pathfinders who solved the mysteries of the Red Centre

Alive in the Dead Heart
Recollections from the crew who first burst the road through Australia's One True Desert

B-line for Birdsville
Join the CGG veterans on their return journeys to the French Line. Take their tip and travel with experts

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Planning the Next Anniversary Crossing

Here Comes 50 Years Before You Know It

Didn't I Say It Was Under Construction


A group of enthusiastic 4WDrivers signed up with Great Divide Tours to re-live the magic of the Simpson Desert while I recounted my experiences of the construction of the French Line in 1963, a feat performed by CGG's seismic Party S6507 and one which ultimately opened up the world's largest parallel sand dune desert to today's modern travellers, recreational and academic alike.

There is no ready answer possible regarding a repeat performance: simply, the players leave the scene, usually exit stage left.   I don't believe it is my time yet so I am ready to go again.    Tell me when.


Coles Express Picks on a Pensioner .....
Try the  "with Malice a'Forecourt?"  link and read what they did

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Cashbook and
Claypan 
Birdsville
or Bust 
East from
Oodna 
Alive in the
Dead Heart 
B-Line for
Birdsville 


GONE TO MOTHBALLS .....
Thommo's Desert Report The BeeGees Page
Coles Express Picks On a Pensioner The Kid From Towra Point
Bulldozing a Desert Trans National Causeway
Signwriter for the Simpson The Long Haul
Simpson Desert Birdlife French Line Circa 1979

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