AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 'Picnic at Hanging Rock Fifty Years on' by Marguerite Johnson
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Far from being a flimsy, frilly story for women full of antique charm and middle-class manners, Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock is a novel of sharp social observations and nuanced critique; subtle and sometimes latent sensuality; and layered, intricate allegory. The ‘shimmering summer morning warm and still’ brings the opposite to what it promises. Life is more complex and unstable in Lindsay’s world. Whoever would have thought that a picnic on Valentine’s Day 1900 would go so horribly wrong for the students and teachers of Appleyard College, or that the picnickers would return to the school with three senior girls and one teacher missing at Hanging Rock?' (Introduction)

Notes

  • Epigraph : Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock - a shimmering summer morning warm and still...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 397 December 2017 12320003 2017 periodical issue

    'Rainbows and bad losers

    'The mood outside the State Library of Victoria on 15 November 2017 was exultant – once the precarious line from Canberra had been restored and the ABS’s expatiatory chief statistician, David Kalisch, finally announced that 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted Yes in the postal survey. The feeling was one of relief and euphoria. It was over, at last, and the democratic rights of all Australians had been ratified by a substantial majority of Australians.' (Editorial)

    2017
    pg. 49-57
Last amended 20 Dec 2017 12:46:49
49-57 'Picnic at Hanging Rock Fifty Years on' by Marguerite Johnsonsmall AustLit logo Australian Book Review
Subjects:
  • Hanging Rock, Gisborne - Woodend area, Sunbury - Kyneton area, Melbourne, Victoria,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X