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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
by Doris Pilkington


Overview - This 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780702233555
  • ISBN-10: 0702233552
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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