Hester's three star pupils and a governess have disappeared. Led by a dogged Sergeant, local men search for the missing. Has something supernatural befallen them? Or has a human outrage occurred? An aristocratic young Englishman, Michael Fitzhubert, was the last person to see the girls, and when the search is abandoned, he is compelled to return to the Rock where he makes a shocking discovery.
Did You Know?
According to the Joan Lindsay biography Beyond the Rock, Lindsay, author of the Picnic at Hanging Rock novel, had told her friend Colin Caldwell in 1963 that she wanted to write a story about a place that had been a longtime fascination of hers. She showed Caldwell a print of an 1875 painting of the mountain range by William Ford. See more
A character refers to the fete as the first of a new century. The new century began in 1901 of course, a fact not well known amongst the poorly educated. See more
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Written by Cezary Skubiszewski
and Jan Skubiszewski See more