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

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.

Also in the Grave Tales series are: Grave Tales: Scenic Rim & surrounds, Qld; Grave Tales: Melbourne Vol.1; Grave Tales: Brisbane Vol.1; Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – Geelong to Port Fairy; Grave Tales: Bruce Highway; Grave Tales: Sydney Vol.1; Grave Tales: Qld’s Great South West and Grave Tales: True Crime Vol.1

Connect with the authors on the Grave Tales Facebook page, Instagram or YouTube channel. Or catch their podcast.
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-6453966-2-1| ebook ASIN B0B7JN6NSG
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  or your favourite online retailer (postage cost determined by retailer);
  • Also available through all good bookstores at the recommended price of $32.95.

Pages: 300pp
Publication date: released 1 October 2022.
Category: Non-fiction, crime, true crime, Australiana, history, modern history, biography, cold case.
Atlas Productions