Do they find the missing girls in Picnic at Hanging Rock?

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Do they find the missing girls in Picnic at Hanging Rock?

The Disappearances at Hanging Rock

In Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock, three students and one teacher from a private boarding school suddenly vanish during a school picnic. The novel recounts the incident, as well as what transpires afterward as the school grapples with this tragedy.

Answer and Explanation:

No, they do not find all the missing girls in Picnic at Hanging Rock. The only girl to be found alive is Irma, who is discovered nearly dead on Hanging Rock by Englishman Mike Fitzhubert. The fates of Miranda, Marion and Miss McCraw are unknown at the end of the novel.


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