Ladies of the Lighthouse
Years of isolation, deprivation and often the loss of children, even a case of madness; who were the stoic ladies who accompanied their husbands at the Cape Otway Lighthouse Station?
By Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
Meet the people who were willing or unwilling participants in the events that made headlines. In cemeteries, gravestones hint at our history – tales of unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. 'Grave Tales' reveals more than the headstone can ever convey by tracing the tumultuous journeys that lead to these final resting places. Thoroughly researched by journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams, these stories re-create the lives of those whose graves are featured.
The Great Bookie Robbery and the carnage that followed
A $15 million prize was hijacked in what was the nation’s most brazen and probably biggest cash robbery ever. And despite the ruthless criminals involved, no-one was killed in the heist. But when the robbing was over the killing began.
Is the role model for Miss Havisham buried in a Sydney Cemetery?
Could deserted bride, Eliza Donnithorne, be the role model for Charles Dickens' Miss Havisham from Great Expectations? Five years before Miss Havisham was created, Eliza, a Sydney woman, became a recluse after she was left at the alter; the wedding ...