People remembered the day they saw a man in a disused cemetery pushing a pram with one of its wheels missing because, apart from that being the sort of thing you don’t exactly see every day, it was also the day that seven-year-old Evelyn Maughan went missing.

This was in July, 1945, and the little girl disappeared after attending Mass at her local church in Hobart, Tasmania. The man with the pram was identified as Frederick Thompson, 32, an ex-mental patient and a convicted sex offender.

Three months later Evelyn’s naked body was found in the cemetery, covered with wood and sticks. She had been raped, and strangled with a blanket.

After a six-day trial in December, Thompson was found guilty of her murder. He was hanged in Hobart Prison on Thursday, February 14th, 1946.