Rabbit-proof Fence: 1000 Headwords

Rabbit-proof Fence: 1000 Headwords

Paperback Oxford Bookworms Library: True Stories: Stage 3

By (author) Doris Pilkington Garimara, By (author) Jennifer Bassett, Edited by Jennifer Bassett

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 8mm | 59g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0194233103
  • ISBN 13: 9780194233101
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, 1 map
  • Sales rank: 1,601,866

Product description

Fourteen-year-old Molly and her cousins Daisy and Gracie were mixed-race Aborigines. In 1931 they were taken away from their families and sent to a camp to be trained as good 'white' Australians. They were told to forget their mothers, their language, their home. But Molly would not forget. She and her cousins escaped and walked back to Jigalong, 1600 kilometres away, following the rabbit-proof fence north across Western Australia to their desert home. Rabbit-Proof Fence is the true story of that walk, told by Molly's daughter, Doris. It is also a prize-winning film.

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