|Birth Day||November 16, 1896|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
|Age||123 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Dec 23, 1984 (age 88)|
Before launching her literary career, she trained at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria Art School.
In addition to her works of fiction and non-fiction, she wrote several plays, though these were never published and only one, Wolf, was performed.
Born Joan à Beckett Weigall, she grew up in Victoria, Australia, as the daughter of Ann Sophie Hamilton and judge Theyre à Beckett Weigall. Her 1962 memoir Time Without Clocks discusses the early years of her marriage to Artist Daryl Lindsay.
The 1975 cinematic adaptation of her novel Picnic at Hanging Rock was directed by Peter Weir.