Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country - Geelong to Port Fairy
Helen Goltz and Chris Adams
1 Oct. 2017
In cemeteries throughout Australia, gravestones hint at our history – tales of early settlement, heroes and villains, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. In Grave Tales: Great Ocean Road Country – Geelong to Port Fairy meet the ladies of the lighthouse who led an isolated life; the unionist shot in an affray; the stage actor whose career ended too soon; the men who sighted the fabled Mahogany ship; the two survivors of a shipwreck that everyone wanted to see married, but it wasn’t to be; the hero police officer who saved others on a ferry voyage but not himself; the inventor of the Ute and what inspired his unusual design; and the lady who rests in a ‘donated’ isolated beach grave. They have come to rest in Geelong, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, Loch Ard Gorge, Warrnambool, Tower Hill or Port Fairy.