Join A Walking Historical Tour Of Adelaide

With Historical Adelaide Tours you can immerse yourself in some of the shadows of South Australia’s history, learning about murders and unusual deaths from our past

Historical Adelaide Tours

Historical Adelaide Tours takes you to a number of locations within the square mile of Adelaide and along the banks of the Torrens River and informs you of some of the unusual deaths which have occurred since the proclamation of South Australia in 1836.

Quick Facts About Our Walking Tours Of Adelaide


Each tour is approximately 70 – 80 minutes in duration and are suitable for people 14 years and over. Each separate tour commences and concludes at the same location.


The tours focus on a number of different deaths, including murders, some of which are still unsolved today, suicides, preventable and unexplained deaths.


Some of the locations where these murders took place include, Adelaide Oval, the Torrens River, Government House, Adelaide Arcade and the Adelaide Central Market.

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A Taste Of Our Tours

Some of the stories about murders within Adelaide include the story of one of Adelaide’s serial killers who was hung at the Adelaide Goal after committing five murders, the world-famous juggler who killed his wife at Adelaide Arcade, and the murder of a Police Inspector at Government House.

Learn about the woman who was accidentally shot in the buttocks at Adelaide railway station, the milliner who died in hospital after being severely burnt at her workplace and the man who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at the city watch house after being interview by police for the murder of his wife

These are just some of the stories which are spoken about on the walks around Adelaide.

– Bob Elliott, your researcher and guide

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