(book "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence" - as Doris Pilkington Garimara)
Doris Pilkington Garimara | Nugi Garimara
Did You Know?
It wasn't until I did research for 'Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence' that I read how Government policies were implemented, how children were removed under ministerial warrants and their mothers had no say in the matter. While my sister and I didn't come under ministerial warrants, the Government did it in a rather cunning sort of way. My mother had been suffering with appendicitis for many months ...
At 12, she was put in a mission. At 16, she took advantage of a program to become a nurse's aide, rather than a servant in a white household. She later studied journalism. As a young girl, she took the name Doris, from the woman who hired her mother as a domestic.