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Picnic at Hanging Rock 

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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.
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Series cast summary:
Natalie Dormer ...  Mrs. Appleyard 6 episodes, 2018
Lily Sullivan ...  Miranda Reid 6 episodes, 2018
Lola Bessis ...  Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers 6 episodes, 2018
Harrison Gilbertson ...  Michael Fitzhubert 6 episodes, 2018
Samara Weaving ...  Irma Leopold 6 episodes, 2018
Madeleine Madden ...  Marion Quade 6 episodes, 2018
Inez Currõ ...  Sara Waybourne 6 episodes, 2018
Ruby Rees ...  Edith 6 episodes, 2018
Yael Stone ...  Dora Lumley 6 episodes, 2018
Philip Quast ...  Arthur 6 episodes, 2018
Marcus Graham ...  Tomasetti 6 episodes, 2018
James Hoare ...  Albert Crundall 6 episodes, 2018
Mark Coles Smith ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2018
Don Hany ...  Dr. Mackenzie 6 episodes, 2018
Anna McGahan ...  Miss Greta McCraw 6 episodes, 2018
Bethany Whitmore ...  Blanche Gifford 6 episodes, 2018
Mayah Fredes ...  Rosamund Swift 6 episodes, 2018
Alyssa Tuddenham ...  Lily Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Bradford ...  Rose Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Markella Kavenagh ...  Myrtle 6 episodes, 2018
Jonny Pasvolsky ...  Sgt Bumpher 5 episodes, 2018
Emily Gruhl ...  Minnie 5 episodes, 2018
Neil Melville ...  Mr. Hussey 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Hope ...  Colonel Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
John Flaus ...  Mr. Whitehead 4 episodes, 2018
Tom Hobbs ...  Louis Montpelier 4 episodes, 2018
Aaron Glenane ...  Reg Lumley 4 episodes, 2018
Roslyn Gentle ...  Mrs. Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
Lee Cormie ...  Constable Wilkins 4 episodes, 2018
Kaarin Fairfax ...  Cook 4 episodes, 2018
Kate Box ...  Mrs. Bumpher 3 episodes, 2018
Sibylla Budd ...  Mrs. Valange 3 episodes, 2018
Bruce R. Carter ...  Tracker Joe 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Hagan Daniel Hagan ...  Barouche Driver 3 episodes, 2018
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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Picnic at Hanging Rock See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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Natalie Dormer took on the assignment because she was intrigued at the prospect of a story of sensual and sexual awakenings viewed through the lens of women. See more »

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Version of The Day of Saint Valentine (1969) See more »

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If Only ...

The book was tedious, the Peter Weir film a classic that saved it & now this ...

I watched the first episode & apart from finding it very difficult to follow, I was left with a feeling of something being not quite right.

After a while I figured out what it was. This series has a disturbingly racist undertone. What, I asked myself, was an Aboriginal girl doing as a pupil in an exclusive girl's boarding school in early 20th Century Australia? In reality, her presence as a pupil at that time & in that place would never have happened. So, exactly what are the makers of this television series, set in an historical time for which we have plenty of documentation, attempting to achieve by shoehorning an Indigenous character into a position they would never have held? Are they attempting to re-write Australian history by making it as they wished it to be? Are they just plain ignorant & for some reason unable to read a book or consult with an Aboriginal historian to obtain a factual & much more interesting storyline? Probably "yes" to both questions.

My sense of disquiet arises from this cak-handed attempt to be "inclusive", which in actuality, is racist to its core. By dumping an Indigenous character into a completely unlikely situation (i.e. the daughter of the Anglo-European elite of the British Colonies in Australia) these unimaginative pen-pushers have effectively negated the dire effects of colonisation on the Aboriginal inhabitants of this continent. They have, in a few thoughtless & blithe sentences, written out of history all the pain, the dispossession, the disease, the rape, the gargantuan effort to survive under Colonial rule, encountered by our original inhabitants. I am genuinely disgusted. I would recommend that any of the writers / producers familiarize themselves with the notion of "presentism" prior to taking up their keyboards again & tapping out another "historical" script.


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