In 1907 a young railway worker named William Steenson was killed in an accident in Mullumbimby. He was buried in the Lismore Cemetery.
In 1918 the headstone began to glow and it shone so brightly some nights it bathed the surrounding graves with a white light. This phenomena was not given much publicity until a local lady wrote to The Northern Star newspaper in 1978 asking why the cross glowed. The paper printed the letter and the 'Glowing Cross' received worldwide attention. Soon TV reporters plus coachloads of religious devotees from around the world came to Lismore to look at the 'Glowing Cross'.
John Westward of Brisbane and Graham Bell of Coffs Harbour spent some time in Lismore interviewing the newspaper photographer and The Northern Star reporters plus many local Lismore people who saw the 'Glowing Cross'. What the found out has all been included in this documentary. You will see the story of the 'Glowing Cross' and find out why you don't hear about the 'Glowing Cross' today.