part history

part tour

part theatre

Part History
 
Urban legends and historical interpretations of secret deals, chance meetings and hidden events in Meloburne's past.
Part Tour
 
The app leads you to 7 secret locations on a 2 hour walking Melbourne City Tour.
Part Theatre
 
Each secret is a re-enactment of a moment in time in the past. Take your smartphone to the physical location and listen to the secret event recorded by professional actors.

...WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

Great date My wife and I took this tour for our last date night, and had an awesome time. Interesting conversation from the strange stories about Melbourne.

Dale Hooper, Google Play
The second unique aspect of this tour is that instead of listening to a history lecture, you are immersed in scenes from the past as if you were a fly on the wall. That means you listen to engaging little vignettes played out by experienced and convincing actors.
Nadine Cresswell-Myatt, Weekend Notes

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Melbourne's
notorious past
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...DISCOVER 7 SECRETS OF MELBOURNE...

Queen Victoria Market

City Library

Federation Square

Melbourne Visitor Centre

Melbourne Central

State Library Victoria

1. PROSTITUTE PAID WITH

    STOLEN CROWN JEWELS

...priceless Parliamentary Mace seen at whore

house party...

 

2. MURDER VICTIM'S BODY

    INSIDE DIM SIMS

...gangster period of the 1920s... murder victim's

body inside dim sims...

 

3. POLICE DESERT CITY CENTRE

    ON CUP DAY

...Police on strike... drunks deputised to protect

the city...

 

4. BEATLES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

    FROM TOWER

...assassination & suicide during tour of

Melbourne...

 

5. WITNESS OF SECRET BANK

    DEALS BREAKS SILENCE

...financial district witnesses reveal what they

have seen...

 

6. LANDLORD BRINGS DOWN MAJOR

    TELCO AT MIDNIGHT

...landlord seals the doors... forcing dramaic

end to troubled telco...

 

7. 400 PEOPLE STRIP-SEARCHED

    BY POLICE

...frightning night when the Victorian Police

raid a popular nightclub...

 

 

 

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...7 SECRETS OF MELBOURNE...

...WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

With a love of radio drama and a talent for sharing great stories,True Secrets was created by theatre director, John Paul Fischbach, who worked with local playwright, Robert Reid and IT expert Craig Lambie.  Fischbach is a famous Canadian theatre director who fell in love with Melbourne in 2005 and emigrated to Australia as a Distinguished International Talent. His first job was the Artistic Director of The National Trust where he came across some of the amazing stories of Melbourne which sparked the idea for an audio tour that was pure entertainment, "Something magical happens in your imagination with headphones on." says Fischbach.  Robert Reid has created a variety of Melbourne stories and recently had one of his plays commissioned and presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company.  Together Fischbach and Reid have also created a range of audio experiences for the State Library of Victoria.  But it was joining forces with Craig Lambie that created the True Secrets experience that people enjoy today.  Lambie is a Melbournian who has lived in the inner city for the last nine years and says he wanted to  "Help people enjoy another side of Melbourne. "

The creation of these first 7 secrets has been a true labour of love for the three founders who all believe that Melbourne is special because of its secrets and its stories.  The partners wanted to give people a high quality audio entertainment experience some of Melbourne's fun past as it happened where it happened. Great attention to detail in the character voices, stereo mixing, the orchestral scoring and the digital delivery makes this experience a unique one for visitors.

...CONTACT US...

228 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia

phone: 0382569621

email: info@truesecrets.com.au

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It's the secrets of Melbourne that make this such a great city. True Secrets' detectives have uncovered these urban tales, rumours and lost news stories. Take your smart phone to the physical location and listen to the secret event re-enacted by professional actors. With your headphones on, these high-quality, site-specific, immersive audio dramas enable you to zoom into the story and be swept back in time.  You get to  be a ghost in their world.

CONTACT US

228 Bank Street, South Melbourne,

VIC 3205, Australia

phone: 0382569621

email: info@truesecrets.com.au

...ABOUT US...

Since the size of the app is big, we recommend you to be connected to wifi when you download the app.

Here is the list of free wifi spots in Melbourne CBD.

Self Guided Walking Tour

Self Guided Walking Tour