Also known as: née Burke

Born: 1926

Special Achievements:

In 1947 at the age of 21, Marie was the first woman to hitch-hike around Australia attracting national public and media attention including coverage by Movietone News. In spite of some criticism and a jail threat for hitchhiking which was considered "unwomanly behaviour" she completed her 2-year journey, married and had 12 children.