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View NE - Hanging Rock

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 21 July 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

This moody volcanic rocky outcrop is steeped in mystery and folklore. This is mainly due to an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay. It is such a good tale that, for many, turned fiction into fact.

" Its plot focuses on a group of female students at an Australian women's college in 1900 who inexplicably vanish at Hanging Rock while on a Valentine's Day picnic. It also explores the outlying effects the disappearances have on the school and local community." The novel was first published in 1967 in Australia ..... and reprinted ..... in 1975. "It is widely considered by critics to be one of the most important Australian novels of all time.

Though the events depicted in the novel are entirely fictional, it is framed as though it is a true story, corroborated by ambiguous pseudohistorical references. Its irresolute conclusion has sparked significant public, critical, and scholarly analysis, and the narrative has become a part of Australia's national folklore as a result. Lindsay claimed to have written the novel over two weeks at her home Mulberry Hill in Baxter, on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, after having successive dreams of the narrated events."

Source: Wikipedia

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Devi from Chennai, India

wow...she had a dream !! Then there must be some element of truth Helen...
I must get hold of this book. The other Australia based book I have read is Nevil Shute's
" A Town Like Alice "...some 26 years ago !

21 Jul 2017 6:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

The rock looks very very mysterious...Lovely image Helen :)

21 Jul 2017 6:19am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is a magnificent landscape. The color and detail are superb. Great Job. 5*

21 Jul 2017 5:24pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien la vue

22 Jul 2017 7:40am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Amazing view!

22 Jul 2017 2:43pm