Picnic at Hanging Rock

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

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0670076856

Page: 274

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'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

" 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: 447

" 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"--

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: 243

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

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: 180

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: 580

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

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: 764

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.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

'We shall only be gone a very little while.' But they weren't. By turns eerie, haunting and thrilling, Joan Lindsay's story of vanishing schoolgirls is one of Australia's greatest mysteries.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0140031499

Page: 188

View: 475

On St Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock. Some were never to return...

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: 217

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.

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: 993

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.

Peter Weir s Picnic at Hanging Rock The time aspect and its connection to the mysteries of the film

These contrasting time aspects and the mystery connected with them shall be analysed in the following. In both spheres the time factor plays an important role. This is shown by several unmistakable indicators.

Peter Weir s  Picnic at Hanging Rock   The time aspect and its connection to the mysteries of the film

Author: Kerstin Jütting

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638469832

Page: 12

View: 337

Essay from the year 1998 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2+ (B), University of Potsdam (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Contemporary Australian Film, 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Peter Weir, a famous Australian director, made film hits like Greencard and Dead Poet Society. His film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1976) was his first big success, as well in Australia as in Europe. The story is based on a novel written in 1967 by Joan Lindsay, and it is not certain whether part of it is taken from a true incident or whether it is pure fiction. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a mystery film that does not give an answer to the mysteries it tells. Maybe because there are none, just like the college’s gardener says ‘’Some questions have answeres, some don’t.’’ Time plays an important part in the film. On the one hand there are several indicators of time that put emphasis on the importance of time. On the other hand time seems to be put out of order, there appear to be situations which happen timeless. These contrasting time aspects and the mystery connected with them shall be analysed in the following. In both spheres the time factor plays an important role. This is shown by several unmistakable indicators.

White Vanishing

"The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture.

White Vanishing

Author: Elspeth Tilley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9401208700

Page: 386

View: 680

"The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture. It has been sung in "Little Boy Lost," brought to life on the big screen in Picnic at Hanging Rock, immortalized in Henry Lawson's poems of lost tramps, and preserved in the history books' tales of Leichhardt or Burke and Wills wandering in mad circles."--publisher website.

The Mystical Gaze of the Cinema

'After Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave, I felt uncomfortable with what
was perceived as my style—mystical ... So I consciously set out to avoid that style
and look for subjects as far away from that area.'1 Despite his best efforts he ...

The Mystical Gaze of the Cinema

Author: Richard Leonard

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 9780522859942

Page: 312

View: 256

'Magical', 'out of this world', 'an experience you'll never forget': Peter Weir's films have enthralled audiences around the globe. Whether in iconic Australian works such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli or international mainstream thrillers such as Witness, Weir has deliberately created mystical movie experiences. Modern cinema studies is used to dissecting films on the basis of gender, class or race: now, for the first time, Richard Leonard shows that a mystical gaze also exists and is exercised in the secular multiplex temples of today. The Mystical Gaze of the Cinema is a meticulous and accessible book that uses a psychoanalytic approach incorporating the insights of Jung, film theory and theology to break new ground in what continues to be a hot topic in cinema studies: the spectator/screen relationship. Leonard provides a fresh and innovative perspective on what happens when we behold a film.

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: 534

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

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: 958

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."