No Picnic at Hanging Rock

No Picnic Post

On Valentine’s Day 1900, three schoolgirls and a teacher disappear while on a school outing at Hanging Rock in Victoria.

What became of the missing girls and their teacher?

Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock detailed the tragedy, and the author left strict instructions for the final chapter not to be printed until her death.

Many Australians remember the 1967 book and 1975 film; many high school students studied it as part of their school curriculum. But was the story real? And did the secret chapter released after Joan Lindsay’s death cast a new light on the fate of the missing ladies?

In No Picnic at Hanging Rock, the mystery is explored with Lady Joan Lindsay’s original editor, Sandra Forbes; Joan’s personal friend Phillip Adams; actor Anne-Louise Lambert – who met Joan on the set of the film; and a range of contributors who share their theories.


Helen Goltz is a Queensland-based author of nine titles. She is Postgraduate qualified in Media and Communications from universities in Queensland and has worked for News Ltd; the Seven television network; Fairfax radio; and edited the Suncorp Literary Awards. She is published by Atlas and Clan Destine Press and is the founder of Atlas Productions—a boutique imprint promoting all genres and the love of words, and The Reviewers—an Australian book review website.

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ISBN:  Paperback 978-0-9953776-3-9, RRP$19.00
Format: Trade paperback
Publication date: 7 February 2017.
Category: Non-fiction, Australiana, Literary.
Atlas Productions