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Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time
Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time | Doris Pilkington
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In 'Rabbit-Proof Fence', award-winning author Doris Pilkington traces the captivating story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from her community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement.
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I liked the story of the three girls & their tenacity, but I didn‘t like the way it was narrated. I wish I had known this glossary was at the back. #readharderchallenge

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Sue
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence | Pilkington, Doris
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What an amazing story of courage and determination. Pilkington gives tells of the events surrounding the white invasion of the region, and the impact on the local people, culminating in the removal of their children. Molly, Gracie and Daisy have no intention of staying in the terrible conditions, and escape, setting off on a harrowing journey on foot back to their families.

RowReads1 Have you seen the film? 3y
Sue @RowReads1 I haven't - I suspect I would spend the entire time crying. 3y
RowReads1 @Sue Yeah. It's pretty heart-wrenching. 3y
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Sue
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence | Pilkington, Doris
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Summer colds are the worst, and I'm hunkered down with lots of tea tree oil and tissues. I'm hoping it doesn't impact my planned weekend reading too much. This one is first cab off the rank.

Marchpane Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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Sue @Marchpane @Ebooksandcooks Thanks ladies! I'll be happy enough when my nose stops dripping! 3y
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Sue @tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess @SaturnDoo @AmandaL @Dragon @DebinHawaii @kspenmoll Thanks everyone! Definitely on the mend - just in time for work tomorrow! 3y
tpixie Glad you're feeling better!! We need one more weekend day!! 3y
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Sue
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Planning my weekend.

Lindy I loved Carpentaria. ❤️ 3y
MrsMalaprop @Lindy I found it hard work, but worth it 👍🏻. 3y
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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence | Pilkington, Doris
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Panpan

I picked this up as part of my #IndigenousPeoples Month #TBR and while the story itself is amazing, the writing is very lackluster. I was really disappointed that the author didn't write more about their time in the bush, even more disappointed that she seemed to glaze over the most important parts and then rushed through the ending.

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Picked this up when Doris recently passed. A brilliant book about subverting fences in the age of border build-up. It was both a lesson in courage and a reminder of how powerful it is to remember stories as a living force and to retell them again and again.

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