Grave Tales: The Bruce Highway, Queensland

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 298 pages
Author: H. Goltz & C. Adams
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9780994376244
Other: b&w photos, maps
Publisher: Atlas Productions

Grave Tales: The Bruce Highway visits cemeteries from the Sunshine Coast to Cooktown to tell the stories of everyday people who willingly or unwillingly, were participants in events that made local and national headlines. They may have lived in the same suburbs, streets and even the same houses as exist now, or finished their days in cemeteries along the Bruce Highway.

These stories hint at our history - tales of early settlement, unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. 

Helen Goltz and Chris Adams not only visit cemeteries, they then go and discover the stories behind those buried there, giving the person more life, along with details of their journeys that lead to these final resting places.

Contents by Cemetery:
Peachester Cemetery, Sunshine Coast
 - Inigo Jones, The man for all seasons
Mooloolah Cemetery, Sunshine Coast
 - Ewen Maddock, A boy with a axe, a tree with a past
Tewantin Cemetery, Sunshine Coast
 - Henry Buchanan, The stretcher bearer
Gympie Cemetery
 - James Nash, Why isn't is Nashville?
 - George Argo, Mystery at the mine
Maryborough Cemetery
 - O'Connell family, Nurses Cecelia Bauer and Rose Wiles, Black death pays a visit
 - Mollie Thompson, The mystery of Mollie
South Rockhampton Cemetery
 - Dorinda Ann Curtis & Maria Cramp: Women's work, the ladies of the Criteron Hotel
 - Thomas Griffin, Murder most foul
West Mackay Cemetery
 - The Welch Family, The cyclone with no name
 - Father Pierre Bacus, The 19 orphans of Mackay
West End Cemetery, Townsville
 - Thankful Percy Willmett, Spiltting the difference
Townsville War Cemetery
 - Charles 'Jack' Jphn Miles, A boy's own adventure
Innisfail Cemetery and Paronella Park
 - Jose and Margarita, The Paronellas of Paronella Park
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns
 - Martin Brennan and Alexander Corbett, Tracks to the tableland
Cooktown Cemetery
 - Mary Beatrice Watson, The diarist




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