Your tour guide and tour designer, Michael Shelford
Michael Shelford is a writer, freelance journalist and private historian based in Fitzroy. He has written for the Guardian newspaper and other publications including The Victorian Writer and Time Out magazines. In 2014 he was the first writer to be awarded a mentorship under the Writers Victoria Personal Patrons Scheme.
He has been featured on ABC Radio National through the Books and Arts and Into the Music programs.
Michael is currently completing a true crime book about Melbourne’s underworld in the years 1890 -1920. As the proprietor of Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, he conducts walking tours based on knowledge acquired through research for his book.
He has spent over 8 years researching Melbourne's crime history and has sifted through more than 250 boxes of dusty old police files along the way.
Michael Shelford interviewed on ABC Radio National