Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence Book Review

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The term residential schools alludes to an educational system built up from 1880s by the Canadian government. The political policy was to expel kids from the impact of their families and their way of life, and introduce them into the prevailing Canadian culture. Since they were expelled from their families, numerous children grew up without encountering the family life and without the learning and abilities to raise their own families. Children were away from their families 10 months per year and moreover all correspondence from the kids was composed in English, which many parents couldn 't read. So, generally they never had a real contact with their relatives. Even siblings and sisters in the same school could not see each other, because they were isolated by sexual orientation and other ways.…show more content…
At the age of three, she was removed together with her ‘half-caste’1 mother and younger sister to Moore River Native Settlement, an institution for part-Aboriginal children with white fathers. She wrote a book called “Follow the Rabbit Proof-Fence”, which deals with the issue of Australian aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families, the so-called stolen generation. This book has been published in 1996 and it is based on a true story. More precisely, it recounts the narrative of three Aboriginal ladies close to the author: Molly, who is Doris’ mother, Daisy who is Molly’s sister and Gracie the cousin. These young ladies were forcibly removed from their families, but they have managed to escape from a government settlement in 1931 and walked over 1,600 kilometres trek by following the rabbit proof-fence, a massive pest-exclusion fence which entirely crossed Western Australia from the north to the south. These three ladies were half-blooded, which means that they were conceived from the hybrid of English and
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