Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington is a story which I’m sure most people have already read or seen at the movies, but until now – I hadn’t.

An interesting, but sad account of how three girls of mixed race are forcibly taken from their families in northern Western Australia, and transported south to a Government settlement.

Sisters Molly (14 years) and Daisy (8 years) along with their cousin Gracie (10 years) escape and walk over 2400 kilometers home by following the rabbit proof fence which crossed Western Australia from north to south.

First published in 1996, the story was released as a movie in 2002.