ON THIS DAY – April 21, 1933


After inquiring into the death of Ivor Charles Waite, wharf labourer, who died of a fractured skull after a fight in Little Bourke-street on April 21. the Acting City Coroner, Mr O’Callaghan. P.M.. found that death was due to injuries inflicted by Alfred Monar, labourer. Monar was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter.


ON THIS DAY – February 6, 1974

Leonard James Harris, 51, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court, on a charge of having murdered a vagrant Jim Parker, 44 who was found with his throat cut in Gordon House, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne on the 6th of February.



Thank you to all customers that joined us on tours in the Geelong Gaol, Chinatown and Carlton!  We hope to see you all again very soon!  Don’t forget our Special Investigation coming up on February 9 at the Blackwood Hotel!

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 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! ~ Madam12395625_10207463947058868_1056856309_n

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