Rabbit-Proof Fence

by Doris Pilkington

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This beautiful story traces the traumatic uprooting of three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life.

Written by Doris Pilkington, the daughter of the oldest girl, Molly, the story traces the traumatic uprooting of the three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life. The girls headed for the nearby rabbit-proof fence that stretches over 1,000 miles through the desert toward their home. Their story is a truly moving tale of defiance and resilience. This true story was made into a feature film starring Kenneth Branagh.


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Publisher: AudioGO
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780792777878
  • File size: 124593 KB
  • Release date: September 20, 2011
  • Duration: 04:19:31

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  • ISBN: 9780792777878
  • File size: 124593 KB
  • Release date: September 20, 2011
  • Duration: 04:19:31
  • Number of parts: 4


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This beautiful story traces the traumatic uprooting of three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life.

Written by Doris Pilkington, the daughter of the oldest girl, Molly, the story traces the traumatic uprooting of the three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life. The girls headed for the nearby rabbit-proof fence that stretches over 1,000 miles through the desert toward their home. Their story is a truly moving tale of defiance and resilience. This true story was made into a feature film starring Kenneth Branagh.


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