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On this day …….. 12th of April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was the centre of attention in Wangaratta on this day in 1865. In response to many request, his body was put on public display in one of the police cells. Someone took a fancy to Morgan’s bushy beard, and it was flayed off. Someone suggested his head might be useful to Professor Halford at Melbourne University, so it was detached and wrapped in hessian for the trip to Melbourne. Morgan genitals were removed and made into a snuff box. The officials in Wangaratta who took liberties with Morgan’s body had some explaining to do, and were suspended from duty. Morgan is buried in Wangaratta cemetery.

 

Charged with murder 27th feb 1879

A man was charged with having murdered a member of the Carmelite order, Brother James Thomas Butler, and was remanded to appear in the City Court in Melbourne on March the 5th 1879. Stephen John Eiszele, 21, of no fixed address, murdered Brother Butler at Kaniva, Western Victoria, on February 20th 1879. Eiszele was housed in Kaniva police cells.

On this day …….. 12th of April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was the centre of attention in Wangaratta on this day in 1865. In response to many request, his body was put on public display in one of the police cells. Someone took a fancy to Morgan’s bushy beard, and it was flayed off. Someone suggested his head might be useful to Professor Halford at Melbourne University, so it was detached and wrapped in hessian for the trip to Melbourne. Morgan genitals were removed and made into a snuff box. The officials in Wangaratta who took liberties with Morgan’s body had some explaining to do, and were suspended from duty. Morgan is buried in Wangaratta cemetery.

 

30th June

Join Hybrid Publishing and Twisted History in a night of Murder when we present Janice Simpson, author of “Murder in Mount Martha”. Step back in time for an unforgettable evening, as you are incarcerated in the historic Bourke Street West Police Cells at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Evening includes dinner, talks by Twisted History on Victoria’s Crime and Police History before Janice talking of her new book based on the unsolved murder of Shirley Collins in 1953 – “Murder in Mount Martha”
For information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

One of Melbourne’s hidden haunted location

Do you like to explore haunted locations? Join the team at Twisted History on Monday the 9th of May for a Paranormal investigation of the old Bourke st west police station and stone cells. Built in the 1860s the cells have house some of Victorias most notorious criminals.

For for information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

One of Melbourne’s hidden haunted location

Do you like to explore haunted locations?  Join the team at Twisted History on Monday the 9th of May for a Paranormal investigation of the old Bourke st west police station and stone cells. Built in the 1860s the cells have house some of Victorias most notorious criminals.

For for information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

On this day …….. 12th of April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was the centre of attention in Wangaratta on this day in 1865. In response to many request, his body was put on public display in one of the police cells. Someone took a fancy to Morgan’s bushy beard, and it was flayed off. Someone suggested his head might be useful to Professor Halford at Melbourne University, so it was detached and wrapped in hessian for the trip to Melbourne. Morgan genitals were removed and made into a snuff box. The officials in Wangaratta who took liberties with Morgan’s body had some explaining to do, and were suspended from duty. Morgan is buried in Wangaratta cemetery.