In the sixth book in the exciting Grave Tales series, journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams head south west to unearth some great tales.

Stories include:

  • The Toowoomba Terror: the first Queensland-made car built by the Trevethan brothers;
  • Gatton: Queensland’s oldest cold case, the murder of the Murphy siblings;
  • Ipswich: The Babies of Walloon: young sisters, Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick, immortalised by Henry Lawson in his 1891 poem;
  • Nobby: the story of Victor Denton and the March of the Dungarees;
  • Goondiwindi: The day that the town helped Albert Einstein;
  • St George: Len Waters – Australia’s only WWII Aboriginal fighter pilot who nearly didn’t survive to tell the story;
  • Roma: The Utopian Experiment and the families who took part;
  • Charleville: The drowning of the Misses Switzer; and the best in the          the West – Harry Corones;
  • Augathella: The strange poisoning case of Mrs Margaret Roche;

… And 9 more in this volume.

Also in the Grave Tales series are books on Grave Tales: Brisbane; Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – Geelong to Port Fairy; Grave Tales: Bruce Highway; Grave Tales: Sydney Vol.1; and Grave Tales: True Crime Vol.1


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: read more on the Grave Tales website. Connect with the authors on the Grave Tales Facebook page.

BUY THE BOOK: purchase the paperback now for $25 inc. postage in Australia from the Grave Tales shop; or purchase the paperback or e-book from the sellers listed in our Bookshop.


BOOK INFORMATION – available in paperback and ebook
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9941822-1-0 | ebook ISBN: 978-0-9941822-6-5

Format: paperback and ebook.
Pages: 298pp
Publication date: 1 November 2019.
Category: Non-fiction, biography, crime, Australiana, history, modern history.
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