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We’re delighted to present Grave Tales: Brisbane Vol 1 and Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – Geelong to Port Fairy. We’ve uncovered some amazing historical events and met the people who were willingly or unwillingly involved.  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.  We hope you enjoy them!

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I was enthralled with the stories and read them all in one sitting. Just in the past two weeks, I have completed the quest of finding and visiting all the graves in the book.

Sue Hart   

If I buy only one book this year, it will be Grave Tales.

Michael Wouters, Cootharaba   

They may be buried in cemeteries... but they are being remembered years after their demise.

Helen Holdey, Brighton   

Intriguing lives and lasting resting places are documented in the fascinating Grave Tales.

Grantlee Kieza   

About us

Lovers of history, storytelling and a good hunt … Some people might think it is odd to spend time in the cemetery, but in our travels, we have met many people who, like us, enjoy the history, solitude, and beauty of these resting places. For two journalists, this project is exciting. We love bringing stories to life [...]

Quotes from Grave Tales:

“The train was rocking dangerously as it approached the bend. It appeared to be gathering speed. I realised something was wrong, and yelled out ‘Hold on, here it comes.”

— Mr J. O’Mara. Source: The Courier-Mail, May 1947.