Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up and taken to settlements to be institutionally assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-wining author Doris Pilkington traces the story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from their community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement. There, Molly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in solitary confinement, the three girls planned and executed a daring escape from the grim camp.
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Doris Pilkington is also the author of Caprice: A Stockman's Daughter. Rabbit-Proof Fence, her second book, is now a major motion picture from Miramax Films, directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Kenneth Branagh.
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Book Description Miramax, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A major motion picture from Miramax Films,directed by Philip Noyce and starring,Kenneth Branagh, this is the remarkable true story,of three girls who crossed 1,500 miles of harsh,Australian desert on foot to return home.,Following a 1931 Australian edict, the white,government rounded up aboriginal children to be,institutionally assimilated in remote settlements.,Here award-winning author Doris Pilkington tells,the captivating story of her own mother and two,relatives' daring escape, in a truly moving tale,of defiance and resilience against all odds. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0786887842
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