Dome at Dusk – Australian Gothic: Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Alison Forbes, cover design for Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (Melbourne, Cheshire Press, 1967), Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria. Used with kind permission of Alison Forbes.
04 July 2019, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 4
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

In 1967, Joan Lindsay published a novel that cast a long shadow over the Australian psyche. Picnic at Hanging Rock relates the story of three schoolgirls and a teacher who go missing in the bush in 1900. For many, this fictional tale of white loss has eclipsed the real Indigenous history of the site. Join author Dr Catherine Padmore (La Trobe University) to explore material relating to Lindsay’s life and this much-discussed text.