Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence



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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
Doris Pilkington

A biographical novel on racism, colonialism, dispossession, loss, identity and the ‘Stolen Generations’. This personal account tells the story of three young Aboriginal girls: After they have been taken away from their parents, Molly, Daisy and Gracie manage to escape from the Moor River Native settlement – an internment camp for Aboriginal people. They set off on a 990-mile journey through Australia’s Outback along the rabbit-proof fence, to return to their families.

· · 1996

Critical edition

Pilkington, Doris (Nugi Garimara). Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence. U of Queensland P, 2002. 160 pp., ISBN 9780702233555

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