Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country, Geelong to Port Fairy, Victoria

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 298 pages
Author: H. Goltz & C. Adams
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9780995377646
Other: b&w photos, maps
Publisher: Atlas Productions

Cemeteries are amazing, they are the resting place of so many incredible people, yet sadly so many don't have their stories told.

The Grave Tales team are rectifying this, by travelling the country, photographing graves, but also then researching a number of these people to get their stories told. These people have stories of early settlement, unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. 

'Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road, Geelong to Port Fairy' covers what is known as traverses what is the 'longest grave' in Australia .... Victoria's Great Ocean Road. It in you'll meet the shipwrecked victims and survivors,m the inventors, settlers, thespians, lighthouse keepers and their wives, heroes and villains who were willing (or unwilling) participants in events that made local and national headlines.

Contents by Cemetery:
Geelong West
 - Lewis Bandt, and the farm truck that went to church
 - Arthur Wilkinson, hero of the 'Fiji' shipwreck
Geelong East
 - Charles Brownlow, the man behind the medal
 - Francis Nesbitt McCroan, the final curtain call
 - Stephen Hopper, Victorian bushfires
 - James Harrison, the iceman cometh
 - Charles Beal, usefullness terminated
 - William and Joseph Lindsay, victims of the Erskine
Apollo Bay
 - Coutts brothers, a mustering tragedy
Cape Otway
 - Ladies of the lighthouse, Mary Ann, Sarah and Catherine
Wreck Beach/Moonlight Head
 - Remembering the men of the 'Fiji' ship
Loch Ard
 - The Carmichael family, a perilous journey to a new life
 - Jack Denham, 'La Bella's' ship boy
 - Agnes and James Ruthleton, settlers by the sea
 - William Sharrock, hero of the 'Nestor'
Tower Hill
 - William 'Billy' McLean, villain or martyr?
 - Captain Charles Pye VC, war hero
 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, a man of science
Port Fairy
 - Dick, bushranger: did he deserve it?
 - William, Lloyd and John, the brothers Rutledge
 - Charles and John Mills, the 'Mahogany' ship




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