Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence : Now a major film : by Phillip Noyce
Auteure : Doris Pilkington (traditional name is Nugi Garimara)
Éditeur : University of Queensland Press
Date de parution : octobre 2013
ISBN : 9780702233555
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.