|Character||Location||Date||Learning Opportunity / Discussion Points|
|Paper Boy||State Library Victoria||3/11/1910||State Libary Victoria established 1854 - oldest public library in Australia. Newsboys Foundation established 1897.
Discussion: Many paper boys worked for the Bourke Street Rats (led by Squizzy Taylor). Why?
|3/11/1910||Scene of the crime. 1910 first motor vehicle ambulance in Melbourne.
Vast quantities of champagne, gin and absinthe bottles found in archaeological dig.
Discussion: Why did the police use a door to carry the man to hospital? What are your first impressions of the crime?
|Maud Gunter||Russell Street Police||4/11/1910||Old Melbourne Gaol established 1842. Maud Gunter was a powerful woman in Little Lon (called Squizzy Taylor a “little worm”). Could do flying kicks and used a hat pin as a weapon. Strong ties to the Chinese community.
Recommendation: Take a City Watch House tour to see where John Evans was locked up for grevious bodily harm against Ernest Gunter.
|Cecilia Hamilton||275 Exhibition Street
|5/11/1910||1910 free kindergarten opened for Little Lon families. New job opportunities for women. Aimed to reduce high infant mortality rates in Little Lon. Many toys uncovered in archaeological dig.
Discussion: What was the impact of the first kindergarten in Little Lon?
|John Evans||Brittania Wine Bar
28 Corrs Lane
(Prev. Brogans Lane)
|7/11/1910||John Evans member of Bourke Street Rats Push (gang). The disreputable Brittannia "wine bar" and (narrow) lane way was the scene of many crimes.
Discussion: Study the chilling poem 'Brogans Lane' written by Louis Esson in 1910.
|Ernest Gunter||Melbourne Hospital
210 Lonsdale St
|9/11/1910||The Queen Victoria Women's Centre testifies to the contribution of women to Victoria's social, economic and cultural heritage. The whole block used to be the Melbourne hospital.
Discussion: Early medical theories & procedures from 1910. Changing use of buildings over time.
|Rev. Alexander Edgar||Wesleyan Church
148 Lonsdale St
|10/11/1910||Reverend Edgar was a persuasive evangelist and social reformer. Early childhood story of Ernest Gunter and Sunday picnic races for children from Little Lon.
Discussion: The role of the church and social welfare in slum district.
|Old Black Eagle Lane
42 - 44 Lonsdale Street
|10/11/1910||Illegal Two Up Schools in Old Black Eagle Lane. Gambling culture & police raids. Now only legal on Anzac Day.
Discussion: What is the history of Two-Up? What makes it a part of Australian culture?
|Constable Barclay||32–34 Lonsdale Street||10/11/1910||Court system from 1910 – Coroner found ‘death by misadventure’ so there would be no criminal trial. Alias names & multiple identities in Little Lon.
Discussion: Study the newspaper articles written about the Two-Up raid and other articles about the Misadventure In Little Lon crimes.
|Cecilia Hamilton||17 Casselden Pl||10/11/1910||Last single story workers cottage in Melbourne. Using legitmate businesses as a front for illegal
operations, e.g. Lolly shops as a fronts for brothels.
Discussion: Whose side of the story did you believe and why?
|Oddfellows Hotel||10/12/1910||Oddfellows Hotel - original building from 1853. Remnant of early social life in the slum quarter. Vast quantities of oyster shells found in archaeological dig.
Discussion: Why was Maud so bent on revenge? What would you do in Maud's situation?
|11/12/1910||World heritage site listed building.
Discussion: Challenges of life in Little Lon in 1910.
Recommendation: Visit the Melbourne Museum to learn more about the artefacts hidden in the game and on display in the Little Lon exhibit.