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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

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1900: The mysterious disappearance of a group of young girls.

  • ISBN: B004XIVQX0
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

A cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred…

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 Hanging Rock. Further, higher, till at last they disappeared.

They never returned.

Is Picnic at Hanging Rock fact or fiction? Only you can truly decide.

Travel Guide

Hanging Rock

This iconic structure and title of the novel is a real place . It is also known as Mount Diogenes, Dryden’s Rock.

It is a distinctive geological formation in central Victoria, Australia. A former volcano, it lies 718m above sea level between Newham and Hesket, approximately 70 km north-west of Melbourne.

In the middle of the 19th century, the traditional occupants of the area – tribes of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Woi Wurrung and Taungurung – were forced to leave it.

In the late 20th century, the area became very widely known as the setting of Joan Lindsay’s novel Picnic at Hanging Rock.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Destination: Hanging Rock, Victoria Author/guide: Joan Lindsay  Departure Time: 1900

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