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Extended Audio Sample Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (Unabridged), by Doris Pilkington
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doris Pilkington Narrator: Rachael Mazza Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother, Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's invidious removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported halfway across the state to the Native Settlement at Moore River, north of Perth. Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue.

The three girls - aged 8, 11, and 14 - managed to escape from the settlement's repressive conditions and brutal treatment. Barefoot, without provisions or maps, they set out to find the rabbit-proof fence, knowing it passed near their home in the north. Tracked by Native Police and search planes, they hid in terror, surviving on bush tucker, desperate to return to the world they knew.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie Johnson | 2/19/2014

    " This book was a little slow in some parts but a very interesting read. I learned a lot about Australia's history and my heart ached for those sweet aboriginal children and families who were split up. The 3 girls in this story were such an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Goldenwattle | 2/14/2014

    " This was not a thick book and didn't take long to read. Without the initial history (before the actual story begins) it would have been even thinner. It was this initial history that I found boring, but I ploughed through it and once the actual story began I found it a good read. I thought the story was balanced. I expected it to be hard on the non-aboriginals, but I found it took a balanced approach. In fact, sometimes I was not sure what race people were, which really was how it should be. It was a tremendous journey these three girls undertook and it was fortunate the season and rain were in their favour. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Heather Rivera | 2/4/2014

    " It was a nice story, but too slow for me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/1/2014

    " A very important story, but I think it could have been better-written. "

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