In part two of our 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' episode we discuss numerous theories about what happened to the missing girls and try and get to the bottom of one of Australia’s most puzzling unsolved mysteries. We will also try to answer the question – is the story fact or fiction? As well as delve into several similar disappearances in Victoria, Australia in the 19th century. Some of which bear an uncanny resemblance to the events in 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. We decode the book's missing final chapter, it's symbolism and the hidden meaning within. But are we any closer to finding Miranda, Marion & Mrs McCraw... maybe! But you will have to listen to find out.

Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia. Alternatively internet search your local crisis hotline in your country.

We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past, present & emerging.

This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

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