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Picnic at Hanging Rock
The iconic Australian classic that captivated generations of readers.
New introduction by Romy Ash
If her terrified cries had been heard by anyone but a wallaby squatting in a clump of bracken a few feet away, the picnic at Hanging Rock might yet have been just another picnic on a summer’s day.
On a cloudless summer day in 1900, a group from Appleyard College for Young Ladies goes for a picnic. In the heat of the afternoon sun, three girls climb through the scrub—and disappear.
Ethereal and enigmatic, Picnic at Hanging Rock has been haunting the Australian imagination for half a century.