Blood & Sawdust

A Forgotten True Crime History of Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives (1820 to 1960). History Talk.

The Forgotten True Crime History of Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives.

When one thinks of suburbs like Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives, found on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, it is common to visualise beautiful houses, pretty gardens, flowering jacaranda trees, tennis courts and European cars.

However, long before golf, netball, and lawn bowls became the preferred pastimes, the region was notorious for blood sports, horse racing, violent blood feuds, frontier justice and murder!

Come on the ultimate evening of discovery with a glass of wine or beer and nibbles, at the historical Killara Golf Club. Listen to historian and archaeologist Elliot Lindsay tell the most incredible stories of long-forgotten events dating between 1820 and 1960. Illustrated with a presentation of stunning maps, illustrations and photographs.

General Admission:$45.00
Ticket Includes:One house drink
Nibbles from charcuterie board

Killara Golf Club – 12 April @ 7 pm

To book a ticket click here:

If you are interested in group booking email elliot@murdersmostfoul.com or call 0431922619.

What you can expect to hear on the night

Historian Elliot will tell stories of…

  • Battles with bushrangers.
  • The Killara Green Gate murder mystery.
  • Bare-knuckle boxing and cock fighting tournaments.
  • Naval battles on the Lane Cove River.
  • When the Rocks Push challenged the Waterhouse boys to a duel.
  • Peter Jackson, the legendary black heavyweight boxer who was trained at the Green Gate Hotel and became one of the world’s greatest.
  • The Gordon murder mystery.
  • The Murder of Police Sargent Hickey on Pymble Golf Course.
  • Mrs Hackers Murder Mansion.
  • The long-forgotten pubs and gambling houses.
  • The Mort Murder.

The old Killara Greengate Inn

Killara Golf Club

The event will be held in the Killara Golf Club clubhouse—one of Australia’s oldest golf clubs. Established in 1899, it is one of the few remaining relics from a quaint bygone era. The clubhouse dates back to 1933 and exudes old-world charm. Very few non-members ever have the opportunity to experience and observe the splendid beauty of the historical institution.

Bare-knuckle boxing in Killara?

Jo Ward
Jo Ward
2023-09-17
Awesome tour! Myself and a group of friends met with Elliot for the Crime Scenes and Secret Laneways of Surry Hills. Amazing ! Due to the fact that Elliot has so much knowledge about the area and you can tell he loves his job . All questions were answered and honestly we could have sat there all afternoon listening to the history of the area. Thanks Elliot I will definitely be booking one of your other tours.
Peter
Peter
2023-09-10
An interesting and enjoyable day with friends. Elliott's knowledge and enthusiasm is infections. The walk is easily doable and the tour is recommended to see and learn about parts of Sydney not normally considered by the tourist or Sydneysiders.
Bonnie Sykes
Bonnie Sykes
2023-09-03
One of the best, most thorough tours I've done in Sydney. Eliot was so knowledgeable and approachable, the walk was well paced (I've done some that are too fast) and the crime stories plus general knowledge he has are excellent. Old photos are so fascinating to see too. I would highly recommend his tour and would love to do one of his other ones in the future.
Joanne Campbell
Joanne Campbell
2023-09-03
We loved this tour. As usual Eliott was fantastic. We learnt so much and had so much fun. I really recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about our city and is interested in crime. Thanks Jo
Carol Hyde
Carol Hyde
2023-09-01
Learnt so much from Elliot and you get caught up in his enthusiasm. Such an interesting tour and a great way to finish with lunch at the Dove & Olive Hotel for lunch. Go ahead and book and you will not be disappointed.
Deborah Dean
Deborah Dean
2023-08-17
An informative tour. Thanks Elliot for being a great tour guide. Myself and the ladies in my group had a really enjoyable time.
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall
2023-08-15
Tour guide Elliot has a real passion for the history and architecture of Sydney, which was projected on this tour. It was very interesting, informative and relaxed, would definitely reccomended and plan do another of his tours in future.
Natalie Bentley
Natalie Bentley
2023-08-15
Enjoyed our Circular Quay/ Botanical Gardens walk thanks Elliot for the great morning.
Chris Harrison
Chris Harrison
2023-08-14
A very interesting and informative day. Elliott really knew his history and made the tour very enjoyable. Would recommend to friends. Thank you.

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