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Author Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
Title Follow the rabbit-proof fence [ebook] / Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Publisher St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2002
Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 136 pages) : illustrations, map
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Series UQP Black Australian writers
UQP Black Australian writers
Note Author's Aboriginal name is Nugi Garimara
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 136)
Summary This is an extraordinary story of courage and faith. It 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 deemed these girls were taken from their kin and their land in order to be made white. Never having seen the ocean before, the three girls' experience of transportation by boat to the settlement was tormenting. But their torment was just beginning. 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. They were not even allowed to speak their language. Of all the journeys made since white people set foot on Australian soil, the 1931 journey made by these girls born of Aboriginal mothers and white fathers speaks something to us all
Note Print version record
Subject Craig, Molly
Cross, Gracie
Kadibil, Daisy
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia
Escapes -- Australia -- Western Australia
Moore River (W.A.)
Jigalong Region (W.A.)
Craig, Molly.
Aboriginal Australians.
Aboriginal Australians -- Cultural assimilation.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.
Escapes.
Western Australia.
Western Australia -- Moore River.
1900-1999
Electronic books
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
Add Title American ed. has title: Rabbit-proof fence
ISBN 9780702252044
0702252042
9780702252051
0702252050

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