Grave Tales: Sydney Vol. 1

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 300 pages
Author: H. Goltz & C. Adams
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780994376220
Other: b&w photos, maps
Publisher: Atlas Productions

Have you ever wandered around cemeteries, wondering what the people buried there were like? What they did? You're not alone. The Graves Tales team of Helen Goltz and Chris Adams, are right there with you. Only they go one step further by travelling the country, photographing graves, as well as research the life of a number of people buried there - and therefore preserving their stories.

'Grave Tales: Sydney Volume 1' visits ten cemeteries from in and around Sydney. You'll meet the city's thespians and artists; the rebels and villains; crusaders and heroes; inventors and eccentric who live in the same suburbs, streets and even the same houses as exist now. Willingly or unwillingly, they were participants in 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:
Camperdown Cemetery
 - Eliza Donnithorne: Charles Dickens and the misses Donnithorne and Havisham
 - 'Dunbar' victims: Australia's Titanic
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
 - Arthur Stace: Mr Eternity
Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery
 - Ben Lexcen: Dream to be great
Macquarie Park Ceketery
 - Patrick Brady: Something fishy in Coogee, the shark arm murderer
 - Graeme Thorne: The ecstacy and the agony
North Head No.3 Quarantine Cemetery
 - Edward Kelly: Bring out your dead, Black Death hits Sydney
 - Annie Egan: Nursing the contagious
Rookwood Necropolis
 - Kenneth Killeen: When the war came to Sydney, the 'Kuttabul' story
 - Leonard Howroyn and John Gannon: The men of the 'Kuttabul'
 - Henry O'Farrell: The trial and tribulation of Australia's first assassin
 - Bee Miles: To Bee or not to Bee
 South Head Cemetery
 - Juanita Nielsen: Street fighter
 - Phil Garlick: At he wheel forever
 - James Green memorial
Waverley Cemetery
 - Dorothea Mackellar: Of heart and home
 - Maggie Oliver: Far from forgotten
Windsor Catholic Cemetery
 - Catherine Eather: Torrent terror, the Hawkesbury flood tragedy
Windsor Convict Burial Ground
 - Philip Cunningham: Death or liberty and a ship to take us home

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