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Crime Walking Tour of Fitzroy
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Discover some of Melbourne's most notorious lawbreakers from 100 years ago on a fascinating historical tour of Fitzroy with coveted freelance journalist and private historian Michael Shelford.

  • An intriguing and arresting tour covering the late 1800s to early 1900s
  • Discover the lives of Melbournes most notorious criminals
  • Visit the shady haunts of old Fitzroy
  • Includes a 32-page tour booklet containing photos of the characters discussed on the tour
  • Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card

Walk in the fateful footsteps of Melbourne's most infamous criminals and crooks on this 2-hour crime history tour. From former brothels, gangland murder sites, sly grog shops and the places where criminals such as Squizzy Taylor drank, fought, got hitched and faced trial. Get to know what it was like to struggle for survival in Melbourne's home of criminals - old Fitzroy.

Learn about the figures that gave Fitzroy a reputation for violence in the early 1900s and the reality of life that led so many to choose crime.

Your guide is Michael Shelford. Michael is a writer, freelance journalist and private historian. He has written for the Guardian newspaper and Time Out magazine and has featured on ABC Radio. 

Michael entertains with over eight years of experience researching Melbourne's crime history with a treasure trove of chilling material and a generous helping of sin and scandal. You have been warned.

The tour is subject to good weather.  In the case of inclement weather, the operator may postpone the tour.  In such cases, you are able to rebook for another date directly with the operator.

The tour runs for 2 hours.

Available throughout the year on Sundays at 1pm.

Valid for 1 person.

Minimum age is 16 years old.  A parent or guardian must accompany children aged 18 and under.

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