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Author Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014, author.

Title Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence [electronic resource] / Doris Pilkington.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : University of Queensland Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (160 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series UQP black Australian authors
UQP Black Australian writers.
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Summary 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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Subject Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014 -- Family.
Electronic books.
Children, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Moore River Region (W.A.) -- Biography.
Jigalong Region (W.A.) -- Biography.
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ISBN 9780702252044 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780702252044

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