Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

by Doris Pilkington

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (Paperback, 2004, University of Queensland)


English language

Published Jan 9th 2004 by University of Queensland.

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5 star

(1 review)

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 …

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capricious nerd / nerd teacher [books] reviewed Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Beautifully written.

5 star

One of the things that non-Australian (possibly non-Aboriginal) people may struggle with is getting into the dialect that is used, but that's part of what makes this book beautiful. It's told about Aboriginal people and using language that is, largely, the common vernacular for them. It forces you to understand it, and that's a message that often gets left out …