(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 ...
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.