Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

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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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Product details

  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1743136641
  • 9781743136645
  • 1,110,758

About Doris Garimara Pilkington

Doris Pilkington, born Nugi Garimara in 1937, is best known for her 1996 book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, second in a trilogy of books documenting three generations of women in her family and the effects of the Stolen Generation on their lives. Originally from the Torres Strait Islands, Rachael Maza comes from a family of actors that spans three generations. She is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with credits including the films Radiance, Cosi and Blood and Ash, and television appearances in Sea Change, Stingers and Marshall Law. In 2002 she was awarded a Green Room Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Holy Day.
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