The death of the Clarke brothers
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
2w ago
Some bushrangers became folk heroes, others were opportunistic thieves, but the Clarke Brothers were murderous thugs who hanged on duel gallows ..read more
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The grave with no bodies
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1M ago
Madam Weigel's patterns dressed the women of Australia for nine decades but in the large cemetery plot bought for three, there are no bodies ..read more
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The Gravedigger of Dead Island
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
2M ago
Mark Jeffrey lived with the 1100 or so deceased residents on the Isle of the Dead, tending his own plot. But how did he avoid being buried there ..read more
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The Flynns of Tasmania
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
3M ago
Little did Professor Theodore Flynn and his wife, Lily, of Sandy Bay, Tasmania, know that their son, Errol Flynn, would become Hollywood’s favourite son from the early to mid-20th century and die too soon at the age of 50. This is the story of the Flynns of Sandy Bay ..read more
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The plane that flew into a cyclone
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
4M ago
A story that has passed into folk law – how bushman Bernard O’Reilly put his mind to finding a missing aircraft with seven people on board when no-one else could.   ..read more
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The Giantess and the Freak Show
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1y ago
In the days when ‘freak shows’ were entertainment, Mrs Augusta Rewald, a Queensland resident, was exhibited as the ‘biggest woman in the world’. But did she really want to be on show, or was she cruelly exploited by her husband ..read more
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The man on the advertising poster
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1y ago
For more than a century, Sam Knott was one of the best-known faces on advertising billboards. But how did this unconventional man find himself fronting a beer poster ..read more
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Murder in the Botanic Garden
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1y ago
On a beautiful summer’s eve, January 1924, in the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, five people's lives were about to change. A gunman was on the loose. A true-crime story from the 'Grave Tales: Melbourne Vol.1' book ..read more
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The Bradman of Billiards – Walter Lindrum
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1y ago
If it wasn’t for a persistent father, Walter Lindrum might never have risen to World Champion. He was nicknamed the ‘Don Bradman of billiards’ and they had to change the rules to beat him! This is Walter's story ..read more
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The Murder of Chrissie Venn
Grave Tales Australia: the series
by Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1y ago
On a Sunday afternoon in February 1921, 13-year-old Chrissie Venn left home to run an errand for her mother. Two days later Chrissie’s body was found in a hollowed-out stump 3.5 metres off the ground. No one was ever charged for her murder but did a killer walk free or was the wrong man prosecuted ..read more
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