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Rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

Label
Rabbit-proof fence
Title
Rabbit-proof fence
Statement of responsibility
Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three mixed-race Australian girls, having been taken from their Aboriginal families, escape and return home on foot, without supplies or gear, while trying to evade recapture, in an account based on a true story. Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up by whites and takes to settlements to be assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-winning author Doris Pilkington traces the captivating story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from her community in Southwestern Australia and take to the Moore River Native Settlement. At the settlement, Molly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in solitary confinement, the three girls-- scared and homesick-- planned and executed a daring escape from the grim camp, with its harsh life of padlocks, barred windows and hard cold beds. The girls headed for the nearby rabbit-proof fence that stretched over 1000 miles through the desert toward their home. Their journey lasted over a month, and they survived on everything from emus to feral cats, while narrowly avoiding the police, professional trackers, and hostile while settlers. Their story is a truly moving tale of defiance and resilience
Member of
Summary
Three mixed-race Australian girls, having been taken from their Aboriginal families, escape and return home on foot, without supplies or gear, while trying to evade recapture, in an account based on a true story
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
219209
Cataloging source
NTG
Dewey number
  • 823.914
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.P535
LC item number
Z476 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Now a major motion picture from Miramax Films"--Cover
  • Originally published as: Follow the rabbit-proof fence. St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 136 p.
Isbn
9780786887842
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004299606
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56066401
  • (OCoLC)56066401
Label
Rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Publication
Note
  • "Now a major motion picture from Miramax Films"--Cover
  • Originally published as: Follow the rabbit-proof fence. St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 136 p.
Isbn
9780786887842
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004299606
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56066401
  • (OCoLC)56066401

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