Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 1996 novel by Doris Pilkington Garimara. It concerns the author's mother, and two other young mixed-race Aboriginal girls, who ran away from a Western Australian settlement at Moore River. It was made into a film in 2002, entitled Rabbit-Proof Fence.


Chapter 6- The Journey South[edit]

  • All they knew was that they were going to the settlement to go to school. Rain clouds were gathering and by the time they reached the bend where large grey boulders loomed along either side of the road, the sky was black with rain clouds.
    • Pg. 50
  • George told them about the many the races of people in the world.
    • Pg. 53
  • If you go to the school you don’t see your family for years and years.
    • Pg. 60

Chapter 7-The Moore River Native Settlement, 1930[edit]

  • They lay feeling cold and lonely, listening to the sound of rain bouncing off the tin roof.
    • Pg. 64
  • "I don’t feel like climbing the hill," said Martha. "But if you go I guess I’ll go too."
    • Pg. 69
  • It was more like a concentration camp, then a residential school for aboriginal children.
    • Pg. 72
  • "We all know it’s awful," said Martha. "But we all got over it."
    • Pg. 73
  • "We’d better hurry, it’s going to rain again." They stood briefly on the verandah to watch the thunder clouds rumbling in the west. There was a flash of lightning, followed by another. "Quick, run," urged Martha. "It’s going to rain."
    • Pg. 74

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