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Launch of ebook on Woodburn historical past | The Global Today

This was the media launch that went out to native Northern Rivers media, with regard to my very first printed ebook – A Bend within the River – Uncovering Woodburn’s Tales from the Grave.


When journalist and Woodburn resident, Samantha Elley, noticed the Woodburn cemetery for the primary time, it was from a distance.

“I questioned what the unusual shapes and objects have been,” she mentioned.

“After I obtained nearer, I realised I had stumbled onto an actual treasure trove.”

A self-confessed taphophile, that’s, a lover of cemeteries, Sam has been doing household historical past for over 30 years and runs the web site Tales from the Grave (, which shares the tales of these buried down below.

“After I began researching a number of the ‘residents’ of the Woodburn cemetery, I knew I wished to know extra in regards to the place the place I lived and determined to put in writing the ebook,” she mentioned.

Thus started a venture that may proceed for greater than 5 years.

“I might have printed final 12 months, however a small occasion, often called the worst flood in Australian historical past, form of obtained in the best way,” Sam mentioned, “and our home and vehicles went below.”

“Nonetheless, it has been serendipitous as this 12 months, it’s precisely 150 years for the reason that cemetery was formally established in 1873.”

Throughout her analysis, Sam uncovered many distinctive tales, some nearer to dwelling than others.

The Global Today Launch of ebook on Woodburn historical past | The Global Today

“Whereas I used to be researching one of many very first pioneers to the world, I realised there was a connection to my husband’s household,” she mentioned.

“Ann Francis, the niece of a many occasions great-grandmother to hubby, was married to William Cravigan, the primary station supervisor within the space.

“They’re each buried within the cemetery.”


Should you stay in or are visiting the Northern Rivers you should buy a replica at:

  • Hemlocks books & espresso, River Road, Woodburn

  • Customer Info Centre, Woodburn

  • New Italy Present Store, New Italy Museum, New Italy

  • The Northern Rivers Instances, Walker Road, On line casino

  • Clay be Smegg, Barker Road, On line casino

  • Customer Info Centre, On line casino

  • Mid Richmond Historic Society, Adams Road, Coraki

  • Customer Info Centre, Evans Head

If you need a replica of A Bend within the River posted to you, retail value is $35 together with postage and dealing with.

Please electronic mail [email protected] with particulars of your handle and I’ll ship banking particulars.

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