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Rabbit-proof fence

Author: Doris Pilkington
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books : Hyperion, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the true story of three young aboriginal girls who escape from the Moore River Native Settlement, being forced there by government edict in 1931, and cross the harsh Australian desert on foot to return to their home.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Doris Pilkington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Pilkington
ISBN: 0786887842 9780786887842
OCLC Number: 51237887
Notes: "Now a major motion picture from Miramax Films"--Cover.
Originally published as: Follow the rabbit-proof fence. St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1996.
Description: xiv, 136 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Contents: The first military post --
The Swan River Colony --
The decline of Aboriginal society --
From the deserts they came --
Jigalong, 1907-1931 --
The journey south --
The Moore River Native Settlement, 1931 --
The escape --
What happened to them? Where are they now?
Other Titles: Follow the rabbit-proof fence
Responsibility: Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara).

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This is the true story of three young aboriginal girls who escape from the Moore River Native Settlement, being forced there by government edict in 1931, and cross the harsh Australian desert on foot to return to their home.

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