In the eighth book in the exciting Grave Tales series, journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams visit cemeteries in the beautiful Scenic Rim to unearth some great tales.

Stories include:

  • The Stinson crash: how bushman Bernard O’Reilly found a missing aircraft with seven people on board when no-one else could.
  • The Fassifern Giantess – Augusta Rewald: in the days when ‘freak shows’ were entertainment, a Boonah resident was exhibited nationwide.
  • Duty done: a medal no mother wanted to receive – a silver badge for sending multiple sons to war. Sarah Wease of Canungra was a recipient.
  • Boy meets bushranger – Christian Schmidt: the boy who inadvertently told the ‘Wild Scotchman’ bushranger when to rob the mail coach.
  • Romeo Lahey’s flagpole: the man who gave us the great Scenic Rim National Park had another passion, a flagpole challenge to win.
  • The Germans: the war in Europe had repercussions for the Scenic Rim’s large population of German immigrants and especially one German pastor.
  • Murder by the Kenniff brothers: the most horrible murders in Qld police history – a constable and a property manager slaughtered by outlaws.

… And 11 more stories in this volume.

Connect with the authors on the Grave TalesFacebook page, Instagram or YouTube channel. Or catch their podcast.

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-6488360-7-0 | ebook ASIN B0989B4BZ6
Price and availability:

  • $25  inc postage in Australia only, if purchased directly from the Grave Tales shop;
  • Available as an ebook and paperback from Amazon (postage cost determined by Amazon);
  • Also available through all good bookstores at the recommended price of $29.95.

Pages: 300pp
Publication date: released 1 October 2021.
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.