Neale Junction

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Neale Junction
Western Australia
Neale Junction - Len Beadell marker.jpg
Neale Junction - Len Beadell marker
Neale Junction is located in Western Australia
Neale Junction
Neale Junction
General information
Type Road junction
Junction type Intersection
Location Great Victoria Desert, 172 km (107 mi) west of Ilkurlka
Opened 16 August 1962 (1962-08-16)
Built by Gunbarrel Road Construction Party
Roads at junction

Neale Junction is an isolated location in the Great Victoria Desert of Western Australia, where the Anne Beadell and Connie Sue Highways intersect.[1] It is 172 km (107 mi) west of Ilkurlka.[2] Neale Junction was named after Commander Frank Neale, who flew a Percival Gull through the area during the Mackay Aerial Reconnaissance Survey Expedition to Western and South Australia in 1935.[3] [4]

It has a Len Beadell marker and is indicated as suitable for camping on some maps.

Neale Junction is also a location of a large nature reserve that sits north west of the even larger Great Victoria Desert Nature Reserve.[5]

The junction visitors book was deposited in Battye Library in 2002.[6]

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  1. ^ Hema, Maps (2005). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks SW Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. ISBN 1-86500-161-9. 
  2. ^ Battye Library, MN 2082, Neale Junction, ACC 5853A. Neale Junction is the crossroads of the Rawlinna-Warburton road and the road from Laverton to South Australia.
  3. ^ Notes from Battye Library record: - Named after Commander R.F.C. Neale, the pilot who flew the Mackay Aerial Reconnaissance Survey Expedition in 1935, the name was approved on 17 September 1963
  4. ^ Bennett, Harry T. (ca. 1937) Donald MacKay aerial reconnaissance survey expedition [cartographic material] : Northern Territory, South and Western Australia/ compiled from data by Commander Harry T. Bennett and Capt. F. Neale. held in State Reference Library of Western Australia roll 29
  5. ^ (2008) In the tracks of Len Beadell : plants and animals of Neale Junction Nature Reserve, 28 September - 11 October 2008 : expedition briefing / Department of Environment and Conservation in association with University of Western Australia. Perth, W.A.: Dept. of Environment and Conservation, 2008.
  6. ^ Completed visitors book ACC - 5853A/1 17 April 1901 to 1 July 2002 was retrieved from the visitors box at the Junction by Ian Murray of Explorer Tours in 2002.

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