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While Joan Lindsay's haunting Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock is a work of fiction, the story is often considered one of Australia's greatest mysteries.

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

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when four girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143787204

    April 30, 2018

    Penguin

    192 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780143793687

    March 15, 2018

    Penguin

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140031492

    May 31, 1975

    Penguin

    192 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743480946

    January 30, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    192 pages

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Also by Joan Lindsay

Picnic at Hanging Rock: Popular Penguins
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics
Picnic at Hanging Rock: Penguin Australian Classics

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