Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

By: Doris Pilkington

Price: $19.95

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Book Condition: New


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. About the author: Nugi Garimara is Doris Pilkington's Aboriginal name. She was born on Balfour Downs Station in the East Pilbara. As a toddler she was removed by authorities from her home at the station, along with her mother Molly Craig and baby sister Anna, and committed to Moore River native settlement. This was the same institution Molly had escaped from ten years previously, the account of which is now told in Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Title: Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

Author Name: Doris Pilkington

Categories: Contemporary Fiction, YA Contemporary,

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0702233552

ISBN Number 13: 9780702233555

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 19.9 x 13.1 x 0.9 cm

Kg: 0.13 Kg

Seller ID: 9780702233555

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