Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

by Joan Lindsay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/06/2009

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While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.

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 three girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock.

Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . .

ISBN:
9780143202721
9780143202721
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-06-2009
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
179x111x14mm
Weight:
0.11kg
Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay was born in Melbourne, where she went to school as a day-girl for a few years at Clyde Girls Grammar, then situated in East St Kilda. She knew and loved the Macedon district – the area in which The Picnic at Haging Rock is set from early childhood.

In 1922, in London, she married Sir Daryl Lindsay. The Lindsays travelled together in Europe and the USA, Daryl with his paints and Joan with her typewriter. Sir Daryl died in 1976.

Joan lived at their country home on the Mornington Peninsula, Mulberry Hill, Victoria, Australia. She died in December 1984.

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