Picnic at Hanging Rock / Timeline

26 February 2016

Image/ Sardaka 09:38, 10 April 2008 (UTC) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock / Timeline

55 million years ago — Bracken evolves

6 1⁄4 million years ago — Hanging Rock formed from magma seeping from a vent

c. 250 A.D. — Saint Valentine dies

1480s — Botticelli paints The Birth of Venus

1687 — Isaac Newton publishes his Principia Mathematica

1826 — Felicia Hemans writes Evening Prayer at a Girls’ School

1836 — Major Mitchell sees Hanging Rock

1842 — The Wreck of the Hesperus is written by Longfellow

1843 — Mrs Appleyard born

1844 — Hanging Rock is incorporated into a sheep run

1844 — Hoddle names Hanging Rock Mount Diogenes

1851 — Last Wurundjeri initiation ceremony on Hanging Rock

1851 — Black Thursday fires sweep Hanging Rock

1875 — At the Hanging Rock is painted by William Ford

1882 — Miranda born

1896 — Joan Lindsay born

1900 — The picnic, from which everything darkens and spreads

1903 — A pair of rabbiters find a scrap of calico on the Rock

1912 — The volcanic holes and caves of the rock are charted and mapped

1913 — Edith dies

1928 — The gardener, Mr White, dies at the age of ninety-five

1950 — Mademoiselle tells her grandchildren of the unforgettable hysteria of the girls attacking Irma

1966 — Joan Lindsay writes Picnic At Hanging Rock

1975 — The film Picnic At Hanging Rock is made by Peter Weir

1980 — The Murders at Hanging Rock is published by Yvonne Rousseau 1984 — Joan Lindsay dies

1987 — The Secret of Hanging Rock, Lindsay’s ‘missing’ chapter, is published

2016 — The legend of Picnic at Hanging Rock comes to the stage

Picnic at Hanging Rock plays 26 February – 20 March.