Author(s): Joan Lindsay; Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES STARRING NATALIE DORMER (GAME OF THRONES).
'Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock - a shimmering summer morning warm and still, with cicadas shrilling...'
St Valentine's Day, in the midst of the hot summer of 1900, a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock.
Some were never to return...
An Australian classic, the disappearance of three girls and a schoolteacher at Hanging Rock has captivated and intrigued audiences for generations. Jacqueline McKenzie's interpretation of the best selling novel captures all of the beauty of the Rock and illustrates the eerie sense of the unknown for which the story is legendary.
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 from early childhood. In 1922 she married Sir Daryl Lindsay in London. The Lindsays travelled together in Europe and the USA, Daryl with his paints and Joan with her typewriter. Picnic At Hanging Rock (1967) is her best-remembered book and was filmed by Peter Weir in 1975. Sir Daryl died in 1976. Joan lived at their country home on the Mornington Peninsula, Mullberry Hill, Victoria, Australia, until her death in December 1984.