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Grave Tales: Tasmania

Grave Tales: Tasmania

Grave Tales: Tasmania

In the ninth volume in the exciting Grave Tales series, journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams visit Tasmanian cemeteries to unearth some great tales.

Stories include:

    • Mark Jeffrey: a Port Arthur prisoner who lived with the 1100 or so deceased residents on the Isle of the Dead and should have been buried there…
    • Sylvia McArthur: a girl who died young but made her mark documenting in letters to a newspaper’s children’s page what life was like in the mining towns.
    • Frederick Thompson: was the last man hanged in Tasmania. His crime, the murder of young, Eveline Mary Maughan. He claimed his innocence to the end.
    • Roy Cazaly: footy fans still sing the song about him, Up There Cazaly, but the champion moved to Tasmania where his life took him on a different track.
    • John Joseph Sweeney: a Tasmanian soldier who joined the NZ forces as a tunneller, planting explosives under German trenches, but met a terrible fate.
    • The Neva: the female convict ship that carried over 200 passengers and crew, but when it hit a reef, it was not women and children first.
    • Thomas Nevin may have created the first mugshots in Tasmania, capturing poignant images of men who ended their days on Tasmania’s gallows.
    • Martin Cash: has been described as a rarity – a bushranger who lived to retire.

… And 10 more stories in this volume.

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About the Book
Series: Grave Tales series, Book 9
Genres: biography, historical, Memoir, Non fiction, true crime
ISBN: 9780645396621
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