JACK SIM PRESENTS
Brisbane is an old, evil place, equal parts mud and blood, sliced in half by a serpentine river.
– Jack Sim, Director Historic Australia
No city in Australia has a more blood-thirsty origin than Brisbane. From its bad beginning as the most infamous convict penal colony in Australia, Moreton Bay ran literally with blood, staining the very soil upon which the town developed. It was home to the rejected scum of Sydney before Melbourne had even been conceived of. Even notorious Port Arthur in Tasmania was not established until nearly a decade after Moreton Bay. As Brisbane Town grew, so did crime. The “River City” has been the scene of some of Australia’s most infamous crimes… including the Whiskey Au Go Go, Betty Shanks’ Murder, and the Vampire Killer…
Our Brisbane crime tours explore the criminal history of Brisbane through guided walking tours and crime coach tours, to real crime scenes as featured in the Murder Trails Series of books by notable true-crime writer, Jack Sim.