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Walking Tour – True Crimes and Paranormal Activities of North and West Melbourne

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The tour will start on Peel Street and will start with the history of the site we know as the Victoria Markets. Initially a cemetery, the markets also have a sordid history of crime and murder. Many have experienced strange and unique happenings around the markets.

The tour moves up Victoria Street to the Star of the Sea. Here we will discuss world-renowned Melbourne Gangland killings. Starting in World War 2, we will cover the rise of the painters and dockers union leading into the world of organised crime. And of course, what role the Star of the Sea itself played.

The tour will then move down to Chetwynd Street and stop outside the old North Melbourne Court House. Here we will touch on the Crutchy Push and the famous “fight” between George Hill and James Walsh.

We will stop at the Leverson Hotel for a well-earned beverage and a 20-minute rest stop before heading to the Errol Street reserve. From here we can look out to the locations of two of the most famous crimes in North Melbourne; the Brown-out Ripper and the disappearance of Julie Ann Garcicelay. The tour will finish at the Court House Hotel on the corner of Errol and Queensbury street where people can join us for dinner or jump on a tram home from the stop nearby.

Duration – 2-2.5 hours

Date and Time – Sat June 22nd – 17:00

Distance -2km

Tickets will be available soon, check back here for further details.


June 22
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Queen Victoria Market
Peel Steet
West Melbourne, VIC 3003 Australia
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