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The Resource Follow the rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

Follow the rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)

Label
Follow the rabbit-proof fence
Title
Follow the rabbit-proof fence
Statement of responsibility
Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Title variation
Rabbit-proof fence
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's invidious removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported halfway across the state to the Native Settlement at Moore River, north of Perth. Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue. The three girls - aged 8, 11 and 14 - managed to escape from the settlement's repressive conditions and brutal treatment. Barefoot, without provisions or maps, they set out to find the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it passed near their home in the north. Tracked by Native Police and search planes, they hid in terror, surviving on bush tucker, desperate to return to the world they knew
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
UQP Black Australian writing series
Target audience
adult
Label
Follow the rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Author's Aboriginal name is Nugi Garimara
  • Previous edition. : 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.136)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xiv, 136 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702233555
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
map, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154490
  • (Sirsi) a154490
Label
Follow the rabbit-proof fence, Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Publication
Note
  • Author's Aboriginal name is Nugi Garimara
  • Previous edition. : 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.136)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xiv, 136 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702233555
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
map, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154490
  • (Sirsi) a154490

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