Maryrose Cuskelly's The Cane based on the disappearance of Marilyn Wallman 50 years ago

Karen Hardy
By Karen Hardy
Updated April 19 2022 - 12:43am, first published April 7 2022 - 2:00pm
Maryrose Cuskelly's The Cane is an athmospheric thriller. Picture: Supplied

In 1972, 14-year-old Marilyn Wallman set off from her family's farm in Mackay, Queensland, to ride a short distance to the school bus stop. She was a sporty and active girl, keen to get to the sports events planned for that day.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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