Grave Tales: Queensland Great South West, Ipswich to Augathella

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 298 pages
Author: H. Goltz & C. Adams
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780994182210
Other: b&w photos, map
Publisher: Atlas Productions

Ever wandered around a cemetery and wondered what stories the people there had to tell? Well thanks to the Graves Tales team of Helen Goltz and Chris Adams, we know at least some of their stories. They travel the country, photographing graves, but also research the details of a number of people - preserving their stories.

'Grave Tales: Queensland Great South West' visits cemeteries from Ipswich to Augathella to tell the stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events that made local and national headlines.

These stories hint at our history - tales of unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, early settlement, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. Grave Tales reveals more than the headstone can ever convey by tracing the tumultuous journeys that lead to these final resting places. 

Contents by Cemetery:
Ipswich  Begeral Ce,etery
 - Bridget and Mary Jane Broderick, The babies of Walloon
 - Kenneth Cobbin and Walter Williams, The Box Flat mine disaster
 - Dan Kelly, Back from the dead, the mystery of outlaw Dan Kelly
 - Patrick James McCarthy, The railway widows
Tallegalla Cemetery
 - William Drysdale, The Box Flat mine disaster
Laidley Cemetery
 - Barbara and James Little, The Box Flat mine disaster
Gatton Cemetery
 - Norah, Ellen and Michael Murphy, The Boxing Day murder
Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery
 - Ella McGoldrick, The swansong of Miss Ella McGoldrick
 - Dr Reginald Wishshaw, The residents of the asylum
 - Isobel Gray, The residents of the asylum
 - The Trevethan brothers, Toowoomba terror
 - Emma Webb and Helen Tolmie, The medical history makers
Nobby Cemetery
 - Victor Denton. The March of the Dungarees
 - Elizabeth Kenny, Healing hands, fighting spirit
Goondiwindi Cemetery
 - Germain 'Winks' McMicking, Once upon a wonder horse, Gunsynd
 - Edwin Fletcher anf Florence Munro, When Goondiwindi helped Albert Einstein
St George Cemetery
 - Len Waters, 'Black Magic'
Roma Monumental Cemetery
 - Henrietta Tosi, The utopian experiment: Roma's communes
 - Lawrence Tobin, The man who breathed in three centuries
Charlesville Cemetery
 - Ethel, Ada and Elsie Switzer, The drowning of Misses Switzer
 - Harry Corones, The best in the West
 - Margaret Roche, The poisoning of Mrs Roche
Augathella Cemetery
 - Edwin Helton, The poisoning of Mrs Roche


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