Thank you to all who have joined us on the darker side of history this week in Melbourne and Geelong. If you would like to join us on a Ghost tour or Investigation tour at Geelong Gaol, or a Murder tour in Chinatown or Carlton, then please give us a call on 1300865800
On This Day ……. 1st January 1862
Harriet Webb, aged 40, had been beaten to death in her own house which she shared with Kate Gorman. Fanny Porter, a witness who also lived in the house stated that she returned home at about 1am. Harriet Webb, was in bed lying, propped up with pillows, against the wall and groaning. There was no candle in the house and it was a very dark night. Fanny lay down beside the Webb until she began to fit, she then left, and went into another room. As soon as it was light, Fanny returned to Webb and found her on her hands and knees, trying to get up. Kate Gorman then entered the room asking where her bottle of rum was. Seeing the state that Webb was in Gorman said that drunken beast Webb must have got up and drunk it. Gorman grabbed Webb by hair and commenced beating her stiking head against the floor, over and over. Gorman screaming you drunken beast I will take the worth of the rum out of you. Standing over her Gorman dragged Webb by the hair to the washing stand and smashed her head against it smashing her teeth from her mouth and bricking her nose. Still standing over the top of her victim Gorman washed her hands before leavening Webb convulsing on the floor all day to die. Gorman was discharged in the absence of witnesses.
ON THIS DAY – 24th December 1950
On Christmas Day 1950, William Stewart 53 years old was found in a basement room rented by another man known as Kharlsen badly mutilated. The crime seen was quit disturbing, Stewart’s body was laying face down in the centre of the room, his right leg and arm was detached and his head was almost decapitated, and a large cross carved in his chest. There was also a lot of vomit in the to suggest Kharlsen could not handle disposing of the body. Kharlsen admitted he had started to cut up the body with a table knife but could not finish the job and had to leave. Kharlsen was found to be suffering religious mania and was committed under the Governors pleasure and sent to Kew Lunatic Asylum.
Thank you to the group who joined me in Chinatown on a rather warm evening! We all managed to survive without melting away! I hope you enjoyed your journey to the darker side of history ~ Madam
Thank you to the two lovely ladies who joined Madam in the most dangerous street in the colony! I hope you enjoyed your journey as much as I enjoyed sharing the darker side of history with you! ~ Madam
Have you joined us in the most dangerous street in the colony yet? On Tuesday, December 15th we are running one of our Chinatown Murder tours at 8pm as a special treat!! If you would like to join Madam then please call 1300865800 to book!!
Thank you to the group who joined me in the most dangerous street in the colony, Little Bourke street, hearing of murder, crime, drugs and prostitution. I do hope you enjoyed your journey to the darker side of history ~ Madam
To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas month, we are offering 2 tickets for the price of 1 on our Chinatown tours for this weekend (December 4 and 5) only! Call 1300865800 now and quote December to receive this offer. Spots are limited so don’t delay!!
Have you joined us on the darker side of history in Chinatown or Carlton yet?
Thank you to the fantastic group who joined me in Chinatown last night! I hope you enjoyed your exploration of the most dangerous street in the colony!! ~ Madam
Thank you to the group who joined Madam in a rather noisy Chinatown this evening! Nothing like 60,000 protestors to set the mood! But we all survived and finished our exploration of the most dangerous street in the colony!! I did so enjoy your company! ~Madam
Join the team at Twisted History in the oldest Chinese community outside of Asia ….. and the most dangerous street in the colony, Little Bourke Street. Hear about murders, drugs, crime and prostitution from our costumed guides. Tours run every Friday and Saturday night. Bookings essential on 1300865800