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Författare: Doris Pilkington, Nugi Garimara
Förlag: University of Queensland Press
Mediatyp: Bok
Bandtyp: Paperback
Utgiven: 2013-10-01
Språk: Engelska
Antal sidor: 160
Upplaga: Repr
Vikt: 140g
ISBN: 0702233555

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Doris Pilkington, Nugi Garimara (Paperback)

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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.