In the seventh book in the exciting Grave Tales series, journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams visit Melbourne cemeteries to unearth some great tales.

Stories include:

  • Whelan the Wrecker – the man and name synonymous with the wrecking ball and recycling a lot of Melbourne’s history;
  • Leo Rosner – as featured in the movie ‘Schindler’s List’ – the Jewish Holocaust survivor who made a life post-war in Melbourne;
  • The Mornington Football Club disaster – the weekend a football team was tragically wiped out;
  • Cyril Callister – Mr Vegemite!
  • Beautiful Erica McMillan and the Moomba Queens – beauty and tragedy in a time before political correctness;
  • Alice Anderson – the untimely end of one of our first female mechanics;
  • Walter Lindrum – the Don Bradman of billiards;
  • The murder of Alma Tirtschke and how the wrong man hanged;

And 10 more stories in this volume.

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Paperback ISBN: 978-0-6487093-4-3 | ebook ASIN B0882Y1RC6

Price and availability:

$25  inc postage in Australia only, if purchased directly from the Grave Tales shop; or purchase the paperback or e-book from the sellers listed in our Bookshop.

Pages: 298pp
Publication date: released 12 May 2020.
Category: Non-fiction, crime, true crime, Australiana, history, modern history, biography, cold case.
Atlas Productions


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.