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Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time - Doris Pilkington, Nugi Garimara
Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time
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Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris Pilkington traces the story of her mother, Molly, one of three... show more
Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris Pilkington traces the story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from their community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement. There, Molly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in solitary confinement, the three girls planned and executed a daring escape from the grim camp.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786887842 (0786887842)
Publisher: Miramax Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it
5.0 Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time
This is an amazing book about a truly incredible journey by three young girls across Australia. It's not even very long, so there's absolutely no reason for anyone not to read it and find out for themselves. The first couple of chapters, which attempt to summarize the entire history of the children'...
Osho
Osho rated it
Best read in conjunction with the film, this memoir fills in details of the girls' trek that are not as explicit in the screen version. What the film provides is both a dynamism lacking in the book, and a broader context for why the Australian government would separate biracial children from their f...
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