Picnic at Hanging Rock

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. the excursion ends in tragedy when four girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing ...

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780734311252

Page: 188

View: 474

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when four girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . . Co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath, the McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women. The McGrath Foundation believes 150 of these specially trained nurses are needed to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation. McGrath Breast Care Nurses offer a unique service to families who can self-refer to this free support. Penguin is proud to donate $1 from the original sale of each Pink Popular Penguin to help the McGrath Foundation realise their goal. To find out how you can make a difference visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au

Picnic at Hanging Rock Australian Children s Classics

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda.

Picnic at Hanging Rock  Australian Children s Classics

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1742535852

Page: 204

View: 501

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

A gripping new stage adaptation of the classic Australian novel, published alongside its UK premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848426214

Page: 80

View: 926

A gripping new stage adaptation of the classic Australian novel, published alongside its UK premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143126784

Page: 196

View: 533

" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by PeterWeir. A beguiling masterpiece of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca as a masterpiece of otherworldly intrigue"--

The Secret of Hanging Rock

The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution.

The Secret of Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925416550

Page: 34

View: 919

Joan Lindsay's classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period of Australian social life drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution. The missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900, and holds commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo.

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay captured this story in her 1967 novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Now, on the 50th anniversary, "No Picnic at Hanging Rock" revisits the mystery with Joan's original editor and contributors who share their theories.

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Helen Goltz

Publisher: Atlas Productions Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780995377639

Page: 204

View: 295

On Valentine's Day 1900, three schoolgirls and a teacher disappear while on a school outing in Victoria. Joan Lindsay captured this story in her 1967 novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Now, on the 50th anniversary, "No Picnic at Hanging Rock" revisits the mystery with Joan's original editor and contributors who share their theories.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Pink Popular Penguins

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Pink Popular Penguins

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760140007

Page: 192

View: 397

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when four girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . . Co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath, the McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women. The McGrath Foundation believes 150 of these specially trained nurses are needed to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation. McGrath Breast Care Nurses offer a unique service to families who can self-refer to this free support. Penguin is proud to donate $1 from the original sale of each Pink Popular Penguin to help the McGrath Foundation realise their goal. To find out how you can make a difference visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au

Hanging Rock

This is the story of how Hanging Rock survived all of these `improvements', to remain a special place for visitors, an icon of global popular culture, and a place that raises new questions about Aboriginal history.

Hanging Rock

Author: Chris McConville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648166603

Page: 264

View: 141

Hanging Rock Reserve is a popular recreation arena, north of Melbourne. At its heart stands the Rock itself, a massive volcanic outcrop rising above undulating forest and farmland. Hanging Rock is celebrated as the site of outdoor concerts by popular music legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen. Great Australian artists and pioneer photographers came to Hanging Rock, trying to capture its enigmatic spirit. What's more, Joan Lindsay's novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Peter Weir's 1975 film of the same name, have added to that aura of mystery surrounding Hanging Rock. Visitors wonder if, as in both novel and film, a group of schoolgirls really did vanish there, during a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900.Hanging Rock though has a deeper history. Its fortress-like rock walls fascinate all who visit the recreation reserve, and are the result of rare volcanic events, some six million years ago. For thousands of years, Hanging Rock was a meeting place for Aboriginal people, a centre for barter in greenstone and the site of ceremony. It has been at the centre of disputes, between farmers using its water, and picnickers holidaying in the reserve. Hanging Rock horse races are much loved as the classic bush meeting. But horse racing, gambling and drinking within a recreation reserve have raised the ire of environmentalists and anti-gamblers. There have been many plans to `improve Hanging Rock; to turn it into a quarry, a zoo, or a theme park. But despite all the grandiose schemes, Hanging Rock still holds a special place in the Australian imagination. This is the story of how Hanging Rock survived all of these `improvements, to remain a special place for visitors, an icon of global popular culture, and a place that raises new questions about Aboriginal history.

Literary Places

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (1967) What? Sinister Australian
formation where literature has created a new legend HANGING ROCK THERE IS
the Rock – shrouded in mist, shrouded in mystery. It's an anachronism in the
bush, ...

Literary Places

Author: Sarah Baxter

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 1781318107

Page: 144

View: 530

Bringing together comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations especially crafted for this book, The Inspired Traveller’s Guide: Literary Places will take readers on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements and moments. Travel journalist Sarah Baxter has personally selected from around the globe the most interesting literary locations, with vibrant urban centres, tranquil creative sanctuaries and places that inspired classic stories. The enlightening text will give a robust, comprehensive but emotional outline of the location’s history and culture, combined with biographies of the relevant authors or works that make the place significant.

Road to Hanging Rock

Discover what happened to Miranda and Marion, who disappeared in 1900 at Hanging Rock, Victoria. Meet Rebecca and Michael who are also drawn to the rock. Time frames collide and bring together fantasy, romance and intrigue

Road to Hanging Rock

Author: Barbara Gurney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780987443618

Page: 288

View: 715

Discover what happened to Miranda and Marion, who disappeared in 1900 at Hanging Rock, Victoria. Meet Rebecca and Michael who are also drawn to the rock. Time frames collide and bring together fantasy, romance and intrigue

Beyond the Rock

This is the story of one of Australia's most famous novels, and the author who kept its secrets until she died.

Beyond the Rock

Author: Janelle McCulloch

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760405625

Page: 320

View: 471

In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay sat down and wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class schoolgirls from a prestigious ladies' college who disappear while on a country picnic in the summer of 1900. The result was Picnic at Hanging Rock, a literary mystery that has endured for half a century. Beyond the Rock looks at not just the myth of Picnic and how it has become part of Australia's culture, but also the story behind it. It examines Joan Lindsay's enigmatic life, much of which she kept secret from the world, including her childhood, her complex marriage to Daryl Lindsay of the famous Lindsay family of artists, their enduring love and unconventional bohemian life, and her life at Mulberry Hill, the Lindsays' own Arcadia deep in the Victorian countryside. This is the story of one of Australia's most famous novels, and the author who kept its secrets until she died.

The Movie Guide

After his first feature , THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS , films such as PICNIC AT
HANGING ROCK and THE LAST WAVE exhibited a peculiar and fascinating
mystical quality that revealed a distinctive sensibility . Unfortunately Weir ' s
decidedly ...

The Movie Guide

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Page: 1099

View: 987

From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.

The Murders at Hanging Rock

3 What truth is there in these reviewers ' responses to Picnic at Hanging Rock ?
Little detective exertion is required to discover that the school mentioned by the '
friend in Victoria ' was not established in the Appleyard - College locality until ...

The Murders at Hanging Rock

Author: Yvonne Rousseau

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN:

Page: 192

View: 257

Peter Weir

Discusses the oneiric aspect of Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave .
Hartigan , Karelisa V . “ Artemis in South Australia : Classical Allusions in Picnic
at Hanging Rock . ” Classical and Modern Literature : A Quarterly 11 , no . 1 (
1990 ) ...

Peter Weir

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 174

View: 707

During the course of his twenty-odd-year filmmaking career, Peter Weir has accomplished what so many of his protagonists have failed to do: he has become an accepted, integral part of an unfamiliar culture. At the core of most of his films and at the least peripheral to all of them is the idea of the outsider trying - and ultimately failing - to come to terms with a culture vastly different from his own. Weir, a native of Australia whose name was synonymous with Australian cinema in the 1970s, turned to American filmmaking in the 1980s and never looked back. In Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide, Marek Haltof traces Weir's journey from intensely Australian filmmaker to successful Hollywood director, along the way finding surprisingly consistent evidence of Weir's thematic and visual interests despite dramatic changes in his choices of story and locale.

Secrets at Hanging Rock

The discovery of human skeletal remains in a previously concealed rock shelter at the infamous site of Hanging Rock raised speculation about the mysterious disappearance of the schoolgirls from Appleyard College on Valentine's Day 1900.

Secrets at Hanging Rock

Author: Alan Watchman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781922204684

Page: 200

View: 107

The discovery of human skeletal remains in a previously concealed rock shelter at the infamous site of Hanging Rock raised speculation about the mysterious disappearance of the schoolgirls from Appleyard College on Valentine's Day 1900. In January, 2008 a team of archaeologists excavating on the flanks of that rugged volcanic peak unearthed a narrow slit in the back wall of the rock shelter which gave access to a cavern, revealing more than ancient Aboriginal art, setting their team on a quest with unexpected results. "It's a big cavern with bones scattered about. Lots of bones," Jo's voice carried a reverend note of awe as she announced to her amazed colleagues what she had seen. "Animal or human? Any art?" Wade queried, relieved to see her friend again. "Don't know, possibly. Yes." "What? Human bones! How many?" Wade questioned, astonished by the news. "Three, maybe four bodies, but I didn't count."