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Picnic at Hanging Rock: Overview

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay - VCE Literature

Picnic at Hanging Rock | Overview

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That night the mountain mist came rolling down from the pine forest and lingered far into the morning.”

 - Lindsay, 2019, p. 157

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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Overview: Books

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 Beyond the Rock looks at not just the myth of Picnic, but also the story behind it. 

 Joan Lindsay's powerful short novel has been adroitly adapted by screen playwright Cliff Green into a script.

 'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' But they weren't. 

 Illustrated edition

Picnic at Hanging Rock | Overview: Online resources

Web sites 

 Visit Lit charts for detailed information on plot summary, themes, and more in their Study Guide.

 Visit National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Picnic at Hanging Rock Collection for information about the 1975 film.

 Joan Lindsay's biography

Picnic at Hanging Rock | Videos and Podcasts

Writer, editor and publisher Sophie Cunningham and series host James Ley discuss this iconic story.

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