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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence : Nungar Ser. - Doris Garimara Pilkington

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Nungar Ser.


Published: 1st October 2013
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The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's invidious removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported halfway across the state to the Native Settlement at Moore River, north of Perth. Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue.

The three girls - aged 8, 11 and 14 - managed to escape from the settlement's repressive conditions and brutal treatment. Barefoot, without provisions or maps, they set out to find the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it passed near their home in the north. Tracked by Native Police and search planes, they hid in terror, surviving on bush tucker, desperate to return to the world they knew.


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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational


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    Comments about Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence:

    Inspirational, to be able to find her way home through the desert. Thought provoking on the way the government of the day treated the aborigines in a way they thought appropriate at the time.

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    ISBN: 9780702233555
    ISBN-10: 0702233552
    Series: Nungar Ser.
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 156
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Publisher: University of Queensland Press
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.9  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.17
    Edition Number: 1