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Juanita Nielsen Walking Tour

Disappearance of Juanita Nielsen Walking Tour.

10.30am Friday 4th July 1975: Juanita Nielsen walks to a meeting with Ed Trigg, manager of Carousel Club (aka Les Girls). She was never seen again. What happened to Juanita and who was involved? Visit the key sites connected to Juanita’s Kings Cross life and disappearance. Hear her story and that of her nemesis Abe Saffron. A tale of corruption and violence.

Her story

Juanita Nielsen (nee Smith) was an Australian heiress to the Mark Foy’s retail fortune. In the 1970s Nielsen was the publisher of NOW, an alternative newspaper in the Sydney suburb of Kings Cross, New South Wales, where she lived. She conducted a vigorous editorial campaign in support of the ‘green ban’ movement against the redevelopment of Victoria Street by F. W. Theeman’s real-estate company, Victoria Point Pty Ltd. She played a prominent role in mobilizing local residents against the demolition of Victoria Street’s historic terraces and the eviction of their tenants. She may have been in possession of incriminating documents and photos belonging to Abe Saffron aka Mr Sin.

Juanita Nielsen disappeared on 4 July 1975 and it is generally believed that she was murdered because of her anti-development and anti-corruption stance. A coronial inquest determined that Nielsen had been murdered, and although the case has never been officially solved it is widely believed that Nielsen was killed by agents of the developers. In 1994 the Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Crime Authority further castigated investigative ineptitude in the case and emphasized links between her presumed murder, property developers and the criminal milieu at Kings Cross. Despite public outcry, the mystery of Juanita Nielsen’s death remains a major case in the annals of unsolved Australian crimes.

YOUR GUIDES (alternating tour times & dates)

Kathryn Bendall: A Sydney , comedian, historian and experienced tour guide. As five starred Trip Advisor guide her one purpose is to ensure you have lots of “ I didn’t know that” moments!

Jo Henwood: Accredited Tour Guide, Storyteller, Education Officer, museum theatre creative, and workshop facilitator. Jo is qualified in cultural heritage, librarianship, museum studies, tour guiding, and gifted education.

COVID-19 Safety Plan: See full details of the COVID-19 Safety Plan lodged with NSW Government below.

Contact: Any questions? Please email or phone 0418 255 440. Please don’t use messenger or text (too many sources!).

COVID-19 Safety Plan @ 24.12.21: Patrons should be fully vaccinated and show proof (app or certificate). Otherwise you cannot join the tour and your ticket/s will be refunded. The guides are fully vaccinated. Upon arrival please stay 2 metres apart from those not accompanying you, use hand sanitiser and mask as. Please check into the QR code. Be prepared. Refer to details of our COVID-19 Safety Plan lodged with NSW Government.

PRIVATE TOURS: If you have a group of 8-12 they can schedule a private tour for you. Just email Stephen

WEATHER POLICY: If weather is bad or looking bad we’ll advise cancellation two hours or more prior to your start time. Refunds will be issued and you can rebook.

TRANSFER & CANCELLATION POLICY: To cancel your tour and receive a ticket price refund, please advise up to 24 hours prior to your tour time. To transfer email time and date of current tour and time and date of tour requested to

DINE & DISCOVER: They cannot accept those vouchers.

Photos: Juanita Nielsen, Juanita Nielsen, Ed Trigg (manager Carousel Club), Juanita’s memorial at Foy-Smith Mausoleum South Head Cemetery.


Feb 19 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$32.74 - $38.01

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