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.

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702252050

Category: History

Page: 160

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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.

Rabbit proof Fence

Released in 2002, Rabbit Proof Fence was internationally lauded for exposing the misery and realities behind the policy of forced removal of Aboriginal halfcaste children.

Author: Larissa Behrendt


ISBN: 9780868199108

Category: Feature films

Page: 94

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This Australian Screen Classic is about the movie "Rabbit-Proof Fence" based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. The 2002 film, written by Christine Olsen and directed by Phillip Noyce, tells the story of Doris Pilkingtons mother, the then fourteen-year-old Molly Craig, her sister Daisy, aged eight, and cousin Gracie, aged eleven, who were all forcibly removed from their families at Jigalong in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in 1931. Taken to the Moore River Native Settlement, a mission on the western Australian coast some 2000 kilometres from home, they were to be trained as domestic servants. Desperately home sick, Molly, Daisy and Gracie escaped, and following the rabbit-proof fence, they walked thousands of kilometres across desert back home, all the while being stalked by the authorities. In this honest and frank account Eualeyai and Kamillaroi woman, academic and award-winning author Larissa Behrendt finds much about this story that resonates: the need and desire to find ones home, ones sense of place, ones sense of self. This is undoubtedly a universal quest but for Aboriginal people taken from their families, as these children were, that search for home, that need to feel complete, is all the more powerful. (

Home to Mother

This was the same institution Molly had escaped from ten years previously , the
account of which is told in Follow the Rabbit - Proof Fence . At eighteen , Doris
left the mission system as the first of its members to qualify for the Royal Perth ...

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702235467

Category: Aboriginal

Page: 97

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When Gracie, Daisy and Molly are taken from their mother and sent away to the Moore River Settlement, thousands of miles from their home country, they decide to escape. But when the only way home is along a rabbit-proof fence, and you re being chased by the police, escaping is just the start of your adventure.This younger reader's version of Doris Pilkington's amazing best-selling true story of courage and love will grab readers of all ages, and take them on a journey through a country as beautiful as it is harsh. A journey home.

Australian Cinema After Mabo

At a Q and A session following a screening in Newcastle , Noyce told the
audience that from the very start his aim had been to ... Hollywood can do this
and do this well.221 The marketing of Rabbit - Proof Fence indicates that Noyce
has learnt ...

Author: Felicity Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521542562

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Publisher Description

The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand

1971 , Australia's Aboriginal children were ... The story is based on the book
Follow the Rabbit - Proof Fence ( 1996 ) written by Doris Pilkington / Nugi
Garimara ...

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

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From The Story of the Kelly Gang in 1906 to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Australia and New Zealand have made a unique impact on international cinema. This book celebrates the commercially successful narrative feature films produced by these cultures as well as key documentaries, shorts, and independent films. It also invokes issues involving national identity, race, history, and the ability of two small film cultures to survive the economic and cultural threat of Hollywood. Chapters on well known films and directors, such as The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982), The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993), Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001), and Rabbit Proof Fence (Philip Noyce, 2002), are included with less popular but equally important films and filmmakers, such as Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955), They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, 1966), Vigil (Vincent Ward, 1984), and The Goddess of 1967 (Clara Law, 2000).

Inscribing Difference and Resistance

Doris Pilkington, Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence (48) Doris Pilkington's Follow the
Rabbit-Proof Fence helped bring about a second wave of public interest in
Aboriginal women's life writing in the 1990s and proved that the popularity of this

Author: Martina Horáková

Publisher: Masarykova univerzita

ISBN: 802108720X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 210

View: 352

Kniha Inscribing Difference and Resistance: Indigenous Women’s Personal Non-fiction and Life Writing in Australia and North America zkoumá, jak literárně-esejistická tvorba domorodých obyvatelek v USA, Kanadě a Austrálii, publikovaná v 90. letech 20. století, přispěla k formování teoretických východisek tzv. Indigenous feminism (indigenní či domorodý feminismus) a zároveň přispěla k přepsání dominantní historiografie v kontextu těchto osadnických kolonií. Rozbor textů Paully Gunn Allen a Anny Lee Walters z USA, Lee Maracle a Shirley Sterling z Kanady a Jackie Huggins a Doris Pilkington Garimara z Austrálie ukazuje, jak tyto autorky využívají hybridní, multi-žánrový styl, kombinující literární kritiku, historiografii, auto/biografické psaní a fikčně laděné příběhy, k literárnímu vyjádření své odlišné kulturní identity, transgeneračního traumatu z kolonizace a resistence vůči násilné asimilaci.

Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 3 Rabbit Proof Fence

Word count 10,600

Author: Doris Pilkington Garimara

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194791441

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 145

Word count 10,600

Joints and Connective Tissues

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press; 1996.
Rudd K. Sorry Speech. Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples by Prime
Minister Kevin Rudd, MP on Wednesday, 13 February 2008, at the Parliament of

Author: Kerryn Phelps

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 665

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Under the Wintamarra Tree

Doris Pilkington Garimara was born on traditional birthing ground under the wintamarra tree.

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702233081

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 689

Doris Pilkington Garimara was born on traditional birthing ground under the wintamarra tree. Her life in the Mardu camp was disrupted when as a three-year-old she was taken by the authorities to live within the confines of Moore River Native Settlement. Her remarkable story follows on from the courageous journey of her mother Molly Craig, made legendary in the recently released film, 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'.

Social Work Practice with Groups Communities and Organizations

Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions Charles A. Glisson, Catherine N
. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers ... Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian film drama
directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book, Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, ...

Author: Charles A. Glisson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240200

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 566

A solid, theory-to-practice guide to contemporary mezzo and macro social work Written by a renowned team of scholars, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations focuses on the contemporary theory and practice of social work. Each chapter delves deeply into the key theoretical considerations surrounding a particular practice area, exploring the clinical implications of each. Spanning the full range of both mezzo and macro practice areas, the authors thoroughly look at the assessment of and interventions with group, community, organizational, and institutional settings. The most authoritative book in this field, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations features: A focus on evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for each practice area discussed Comprehensive coverage of the most important new and emerging practice technologies in mezzo and macro social work Current and emerging demographic, social, political, and economic trends affecting mezzo and macro practice An array of pedagogical aids, including Key Terms, Review Questions for Critical Thinking, and Online Resources Content closely aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS) Providing a solid review of the entire scope of contemporary mezzo and macro social work practice, Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations is both an indispensable educational text for students and a valuable working resource for practitioners who work with groups, communities, and organizations of all sizes.

Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia

To the Chairman and Members Vermin Fence Commission . ... north of us , and
unless we use some means of protecting our sheep other than poisoning and
trapping we fear ruin must follow . ... to give an equivalent for , and , if our request
be granted , we will commence forthwith to erect a rabbit and dog proof fence on
the ...

Author: South Australia. Parliament



Category: South Australia


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Writing Woman Writing Place

... Follow the Rabbit-proof Fence, and the film entitled Rabbit-proof Fence that is
based on it, both, incidentally, set around the same time as Prichard's novel.1
Sympathetic identification by white women writers with indigenous peoples, then,

Author: Sue Kossew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134448112

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 297

Contemporary women writers in these two societies are still writing about similar issues as did earlier generations of women, such as exclusions from discourses of nation, a problematic relationship to place and belonging, relations with indigenous people and the way in which women's subjectivity has been constructed through national stereotypes and representations. This book describes and analyses some contemporary responses to 'writing woman, writing place' through close readings of particular texts that explore these issues. Three main strands run through the readings offered in Writing Woman, Writing Place - the theme of violence and the violence of representational practice itself, the revisioning of history, and the writers' consciousness of their own paradoxical subject-position within the nation as both privileged and excluded. Texts by established writers from both Australia and South Africa are examined in this context, including international prize-winning novelists Kate Grenville and Thea Astley from Australia and Nadine Gordimer from South Africa, as well as those by newly-emerging and younger writers. This book will be of essential interest to students and academics within the fields of Postcolonial Literature and Women's Writing.

Native Features

The first half of Pilkington ' s Follow the Rabbit - proof Fence offers the history of
post - white - contact Australia from an Indigenous perspective . Pilkington
includes substantial excerpts from letters , telegrams , newspaper articles , and
official ...

Author: Houston Wood

Publisher: Continuum


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 171

No Marketing Blurb

Report of the Proceedings of a Conference Respecting the Rabbit Pest in New South Wales

For the purposes of this Part( a ) a rabbit - proof fence shall be taken to be on the
boundary of boundary " , ard adjoining . ... where the boundaries are inaccessible
or incapable of being fenced , if such fence follow's such boundaries as nearly ...

Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly



Category: Rabbits

Page: 99

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Brno Studies in English

Doris Pilkington's Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (1996) and Shirley Sterling's My
Name Is Seepeetza (1992), which are the focus of this article, are the examples
of Indigenous women's life writings that formulate an effective counter-discourse




Category: English philology


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Digital Libraries Universal and Ubiquitous Access to Information

Such compound objects can be used to: track the lineage of derivative works
which are based on a common concept or idea ... For example, one might want to
relate the original edition of Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence to the illustrated
edition, ...

Author: George Buchanan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540895329

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 270

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, held in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2008. The 30 revised full papers, 20 revised short papers, and extended abstracts of 13 poster papers carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The paper topics cover the spectrum of digital libraries, including multimedia digital libraries, usability and evaluation, information retrieval, ontologies, social tagging, metadata issues, multi- and cross-language retrieval, digital preservation, and scholarly publishing and commmunities.

Historical Dictionary of Australia

The importance of the fence declined in the 1950s following the introduction of
myxomatosis to control rabbits. A fourth rabbit-proof fence crosses Queensland.
Rabbit-Proof Fence is also the title of a 2002 film by Phil Noyce depicting the ...

Author: Norman Abjorensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245026

Category: History

Page: 608

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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Journal Appendix

Rutherford and McArthur in the erection of a rabbit - proof fence from the end of
the Gorge Creek fence , following the Waiau - ua to Maling's Pass , and there
joining the Clarence fence . The members of the deputation were examined
before ...

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives





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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Rutherford and McArthur in the erection of a rabbit - proof fence from the end of
the Gorge Creek fence , following the Waiau - ua to Maling's Pass , and there
joining the Clarence fence . The members of the deputation were examined
before ...

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives



Category: New Zealand


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The New South Wales Weekly Notes

... rabbit- found in favour of the plaintiff for £ 7 and costs . proof , and an annual
contribution of one - half the cost of the maintenance and repair of the rabbit A
rule nisi for a prohibition was granted by proof fence , subject to the following ...




Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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