Author(s): Chris Adams Helen Goltz
Meet the people who were often unwilling participants in the events that made headlines. In cemeteries throughout Australia, gravestones hint at our history - tales of early settlement, unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, 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.
Journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams have taken a walk through some of Sydney's oldest cemeteries to get an insight into the incredible lives of personalities that may have lived in the same suburbs, streets, and even the same houses as exist now, or unexpectantly came to rest, in Sydney.
Using gravestones as their starting points some highlights include:
Also featuring missing person Juanita Nielsen, poet Dorothea Mackellar and 'Mr Eternity' Arthur Stace, the book paints an incredible picture of Sydney's past; history colliding with the now. These are just some of the stories and personalities featured in the Grave Tales series.
(c)2018 Helen Goltz and Chris Adams