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This beautiful story traces the traumatic uprooting of three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up...
This beautiful story traces the traumatic uprooting of three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up...
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  • This beautiful story traces the traumatic uprooting of three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life.

    Written by Doris Pilkington, the daughter of the oldest girl, Molly, the story traces the traumatic uprooting of the three sisters from their community in Northwestern Australia. Following a government edict in 1931, black and mixed-race children were gathered up and brought to settlements where they were to be disciplined to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. The three sisters, Molly, Gracie, and Daisy quickly planned an escape from the Moore River Native Settlement with its harsh life. The girls headed for the nearby rabbit-proof fence that stretches over 1,000 miles through the desert toward their home. Their story is a truly moving tale of defiance and resilience. This true story was made into a feature film starring Kenneth Branagh.

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  • Nugi Garimara is Doris Pilkington's Aboriginal name. At age four, she and her mother were forcibly brought from Jigalong to Moore River Native Settlement. She was the first from the mission to enroll for Royal Perth Hospital's nursing aide training. She later studied journalism, and now has 29 grandchildren.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Rebekah Germain narrates Pilkington's emotionally wrenching biographical story of three girls' 1,000-mile journey across the unforgiving Australian desert. Germain's narration brings the racial politics of 1930s Australia into sharp focus as she recounts the shameful facts of "The Stolen Generation." In 1931, Australian law removed aboriginal children and children of mixed race from their families in an attempt to assimilate them into the white culture. The "stolen" children were relocated to camps and forbidden to speak their native language or practice their aboriginal heritage. Germain keeps things understated in the face of high drama. Molly (Pilkington's mother), Gracie, and Daisy make a daring escape from their settlement, evade authorities, and survive on whatever the bleak landscape offers, making a valiant effort to return home. This book was made into an Australian film in 2002. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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