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    DescriptionThis extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. Settlement life was unbearable with its chains and padlocks, barred windows, hard cold beds, and horrible food. Solitary confinement was doled out as regular punishment. The girls were not even allowed to speak their language. Of all the journeys made since white people set foot on Australian soil, the journey made by these girls born of Aboriginal mothers and white fathers speaks something to everyone.

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    Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doris Garimara Pilkington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780702233555
    ISBN 10: 0702233552

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-BA
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
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    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC002010
    DC22: 305.89915
    DC21: 994
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    B&T Approval Code: A15703000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JBSL11, NHM
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    University of Queensland Press
    Imprint name
    University of Queensland Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    St Lucia
    Author Information
    Doris Pilkington's traditional name is Nugi Garimara. She was born in 1937 on Balfour Downs Station in the homeland of her Mardu ancestors. As a toddler she was removed by authorities from her home at the station and committed to Moore River Native Settlement, from which she escaped. She is the author of "Home to Mother" and "Under the Wintamarra Tree."