Following an Australian government edict in , black aboriginal children and In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-winning author Doris Pilkington traces the. Corso di Laurea in lingue e civiltà moderne e contemporanee Prova finale di Laurea An analysis of Doris Pilkington’s Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence Relatore . Critical essay by Larissa Behrendt about Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.

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Half castes, children of aboriginal mothers and white fathers, that being most usually th As a description of the persecution of Aborigines in Australia, this is an important book to have read.

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This story is set in Western Australia during the ‘s. The depiction of Mr Neville is another reason for critiques: Inthe aut First things first: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. University of Queensland Press.

Pilkington includes an epilogue foris tells what happened to the sisters they had long lives and big families and a helpful glossary of Mardujara words, which was the language Molly and her sisters spoke.

We get to know little about the personality doeis the girls or their motivations so it is hard to ever really make any connection with them. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Julia I don’t think you can read the book on the website. The punishment was even harsher for runaways caught on their way back rwbbit-proof View all 9 comments.

It was only sixteen years before my father was born.

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He gave her some documents and clippings which formed the factual backbone of the story on which Pilkington based a first draft. If you have inside knowledge of a topic in the news, contact the ABC.


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The voice here seems authentic, and its tragedy undeniable, but the book as a story fails. I can’t read the book as in where do i read it on the website? These girls were remarkable.

What a weird sentence that is; I know I must sound like a raving loonie. We don’t really get to know them all that well. Read it, and pass the information on to the young ones around you.

Thousands are still trying to find them. I am sure that very few outsiders could have survived such a journey, let alone doing so with apparent matter-of-fact aplomb. Molly was the guide of the group, so she made most of the decisions and she is also the protagonist of this passage.

In this way English becomes the paradoxical medium through which Aboriginal culture survives, not any fejce the language of the invaders which replaced Aboriginal languages.

Doris includes snippets from government files and newspaper reports to show what else was going on outside these girls.

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I think of how insular and introverted the atmosphere is in libraries — even more so in archives — where pklkington breathe in the dust and the smell of slow-rotting fene. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sep 16, K. Disheartening in specifics but hurrah for the children who had basic arbbit-proof teachings to get them home again over miles of terrain.

The stories are quite recent though, and they are linked to British colonisation from the end of the XVIII century to the first years of the XX century. Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of rabbti-proof arts. This is recent history. This was another story revealed of the misuse and mistreatment of young women of another culture. The film was able to reach the Australian audience in few weeks, and also won the Best Film category at the Australian Film Industry Awards.


This took away the impact and the edge of the story, but on the other hand movie-stills were added to the book, which helped me visualize the events and the main characters.

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She learnt the sense of direction and some practical advice useful to survive in the Australian desert thanks to her Aboriginal origins, as the author told us previously: Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This page was last edited on 29 Julyat As we can imagine, this caused a very serious harm to Aboriginal society, but it was even worse considering the major role children played in assuring the continuation of a thousand-year-old storytelling tradition which the British effaced fencs no more than a century.

It deals with colonialism, indigenous peoples, ethnocentrism, Australian geography.

th Molly had good bush sense, but the bush itself and the bush tucker was different from that at home. Despite their young age, the three protagonists are able to change their whole life with determination and a hint of folly.

The story of the children walking home is powerful; but the history of how a stolen generation came to be is just as important. In the whole it is an esteemed language whose culture and literature have reached the more distant communities throughout the world, especially during the XVIII and XIX century.