Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
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 with its chains and padlocks, barred windows, hard cold beds, and horrible food. Solitary confinement was doled out as regular punishment. The girls were not even allowed to speak their language. Of all the journeys made since white people set foot on Australian soil, the journey made by these girls born of Aboriginal mothers and white fathers speaks something to everyone.
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Review: Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All TimeUser Review - Gale - Goodreads
“Shameful Social Injustice in 30's Australia” Narrated by the daughter of one of the three native girls who were forcibly removed from their Aboriginal community in Western Australia, this stark tale ... Read full review
Review: Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All TimeUser Review - Marci - Goodreads
This story has the potential to be epic. Unfortunately, the characters lack development. From the first, I was confused by the tense of the story. The book became a list of facts about an important ... Read full review