The Mystery of Marjorie Norval

It was the Teacher’s Pet-style mystery that gripped Australia 80 years ago. Brisbane socialite Marjorie Norval disappeared in November 1938 under bizarre circumstances, sparking the biggest search in Queensland’s history. In the days and months to come, four heroic rescuers would die, one of her rumoured lovers would commit suicide, and a light would be shone on the city’s shady characters, from illegal abortionists to peeping Toms.

Marjorie Norval was the social secretary to Queensland’s premier.
Mounted police covered 50,000 acres and some 3000 miles of countryside.
Disaster struck when a search plane went down.
The search for Marjorie was the largest in Queensland history.

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