Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Picnic At Hanging Rock


The return of an all time classic, Picnic At Hanging Rock, has now been 
re-mastered and made into a mini-series that has everyone talking.

 The story revisits when a private girls boarding school in Victoria in 1900 plans a picnic on St Valentine's Day at Macedon's Hanging Rock.  Following lunch amid the afternoon, four of the girls, Miranda, Edith, Irma and Marion, set off to explore and climb the Hanging Rock with their teacher Ms McCraw. In an unexplained dream-like event, everyone except Edith vanishes 'into the rock'.
The biggest mystery is when Edith returns to the group in hysterics and can't detail or explain what happened, sending the surrounding town into mayhem.
When the public and police search for the missing girls; Irma is found unconscious but unharmed at the rock. From there the story takes on major twists and plots including students and staff leaving unexpectedly; a schoolgirl committing suicide and the headmistress jumping off Hanging Rock, killing herself.
What is left for the reader to determine is if Joan Lindsay's 'Picnic At Hanging Rock,' is a work of fiction or fact? What do you think?

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