Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th May 2023
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions (cm): 1.4 x 12.9 x 19.7
Weight (kg): 0.18
A Stolen Generations story of astounding courage- three Aboriginal girls, taken from their mothers, escape barefoot back to their beloved homeland in East Pilbara.
This is the true account of Nugi Garimara's mother, Molly, made legendary by the film Rabbit-Proof Fence.
In 1931 Molly led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1600-kilometre walk across remote Western Australia. Aged eight, eleven and fourteen, they escaped the confinement of a government institution for Aboriginal children removed from their families. Barefoot, without provisions or maps, tracked by Native Police and search planes, the girls followed the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it would lead them home.
Their journey - longer than many of the celebrated walks of recognised explorers - reveals a past more cruel than we could ever imagine.
About the Author
Tara June Winch is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. She was named as one of The Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists for her first novel, Swallow the Air. She has gone on to win numerous Australian literary awards, and in 2009 she received the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protege Award.