On Sunday the 6th of October 1985 Nancy Alice Gumprecht left her
residence in Legana, Tasmania early in the morning, stating to her
husband that she was going bushwalking in the Mount Maurice area.
She failed to return, and she was reported missing later that
A large-scale search was undertaken and her vehicle, a 1977 Honda
Civic, was located in rugged bushland. Extensive land and air
searches failed to locate Nancy.
Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts
of Nancy is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Tragedy struck in 1985, perhaps tempering the divisive relations
that now existed between some quarters of the social work field,
state and national branches of the AASW, the Department of Social
Work and the Institute. Nancy Gumprecht (Head of Social Work
1984-1985) went missing on a bushwalk in October 1985. Nancy’s
efforts preceding her disappearance had secured the reaccreditation
of the newly named BSW for the next five years. Rebecca Gottshchalk
recollects that ‘distraught students and staff suspended classes for
a week while we all desperately joined in the unsuccessful search.’