Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence


By (author) Doris Garimara Pilkington

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  • Publisher: Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 270 pages
  • Dimensions: 197mm x 254mm
  • Publication date: 27 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond, BC
  • ISBN 10: 1442980605
  • ISBN 13: 9781442980600
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: [Large Print]

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This is the true account of Doris Pilkington Garimara's mother Molly, made legendary by the film 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'. In 1931 Molly led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk across remote Western Australia. Aged 8, 11 and 14, they escaped the confinement of a government institution for Aboriginal children removed from their families. Barefoot, without provisions or maps, tracked by Native Police and search planes, the girls followed the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it would lead them home. Their journey - longer than many of the celebrated walks of our explorer heroes - reveals a past more cruel than we could ever imagine. This is a marvellous adventure story and thriller, celebrating courage and the resilience of the human heart. - Phillip Noyce, Director of 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'

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