‘Vanishing myth’ of Picnic at Hanging Rock obscures Indigenous history

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This year marks 50 years since the publication of Joan Lindsay’s fictional novel Picnic At Hanging Rock.

The book tells a story of a group of  young school girls who go missing at the site in Victoria.

However the obsession with retelling the white myth has come under recent scrutiny by a group of campaigners who have banded under the name ‘Miranda Must Go’.

The activists argue that  the dominance of this myth has come to overshadow the site’s cultural importance to Aboriginal Australians.

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