The Botanic Gardens Massacre

While the random mass shooting that inspires a further murder spree seems a very modern and very American phenomenon, the first such outrage happened nearly a century ago in Australia. Melbourne’s 1924 Botanic Gardens Massacre saw the public turn paranoid and police and alienists mystified as the man the newspapers called a maniac evaded a huge manhunt. Then came the copycat killer. Listen to the episode on: iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or at the links below. And be sure to subscribe to get every episode delivered free!


Leave a Reply