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Doris Pilkington (1937–2014)


She was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2006 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to to the arts in the area of Indigenous literature, particularly through the genre of life-storytelling to raise awareness of Indigenous history, culture and social conditions. See more trivia »


(age 76) in Perth, Australia

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Rabbit-Proof Fence


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 2002 Rabbit-Proof Fence (book "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence" - as Doris Pilkington Garimara)
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Alternate Names:

Doris Pilkington Garimara | Nugi Garimara

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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 ... See more »


She was taken when she was about three or four years of age and was 25 when she was reunited with her mother. Her traditional name is Nugi and her kinship name is Garimara. Her mother called her that as soon as she went home. See more »

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