Clare Museum now has an authoritative online history of Martindale Hall, including its predecessors and off-shoots, not to mention the reason for its fame, the 1975 movie 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', which must have been filmed with the express permission of Mrs. Dorothy Mortlock, who only passed away in 1979 and when she bequeathed Martindale Hall and the estate to the University of Adelaide.
Do you know what was the other major bequest of Mrs. Mortlock? And how long was her marriage to Jack Mortlock?
Do you know when Adelaide University took ownership of Martindale Hall?
Rotten Tomatoes website's critical consensus of Picnic at Hanging Rock reads:
"... (the) mesmerizing Picnic at Hanging Rock is moody, unsettling, and enigmatic -- a masterpiece of Australian cinema and a major early triumph for director Peter Weir"
The big secret of Picnic at Hanging Rock is what really happened to the missing girls and their teacher? Aha. See the page about the University and Martindale Hall.
More Questions: What big competition does Jane Hasell-McCosh (pictured above) run?
and where is her home? which she establishes in this video,
was the archetype of Martindale Hall (only bigger, and much older)?
Who built Martindale Hall?
Who was it built for? (Annie or Fanny?)
Why did Martindale Hall get sold (in 1891)?
Who bought it?
Who owns it now?
What are the five Martindale collections now classified by the SA Heritage Register?
Edmund Bowman (senior) - Notes from the book "The Bowmans of Martindale Hall"
Historic interwar Martindale (including the Mintaro procession)
The University and Martindale Hall (up to date)
Of course, the National Trust of S.A. wants you to think about the ownership and role of Martindale Hall:
Martindale Hall - The National Trust of South Australia has a ... https://www.nationaltrust.org.au › news › martindale-ha... 17 May 2016 — Martindale Hall Estate – National Trust's Vision to create a world class Heritage-based tourism attraction. We have submitted a formal proposal ... To the Honourable the President and Members of the ...