Grave Tales: Bruce Highway

Out October 2018, this project will be produced with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Grave Tales: Bruce Highway’ will give forgotten events, heroes and community members life again by tracing the journeys that lead to their final resting places. Stories like how how two nurses in Maryborough in 1905 gave their lives to save a town from an outbreak of pneumonic plague; the migrant who created his dream—Paronella Park—and shared it with generations; and how gold fever changed life into the north; to name but a few.

Grave Tales’ features people who willingly or unwilling were participants in events that made headlines. These people may have lived in the same suburbs, streets, and even the same houses as exist now.


Journalists, Helen Goltz and Chris Adams have between them spent many decades in the print and electronic media working for network television,  radio, and state and community newspapers. With a joint love of history, digging for a good story and storytelling, they have collaborated to create a series of books that brings our history to life again.

Connect with the authors on the Grave Tales Facebook page.

Buy the book or ebook from Amazon or the paperback or gift card from the Grave Tales shop.

BOOK INFORMATION – available in paperback and ebook
RRP: $25 inc postage in Australia only, if purchased directly from the Grave Tales shop. Also available from Amazon (postage cost determined by Amazon).
Trade paperback and ebook
Pages: 298p
Publication date: October 2018.
Category: Non-fiction, Australiana, history, modern history.
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