Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence


Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is an Australian book by Doris Pilkington, published in 1996. Based on a true story, the book is a personal account of an indigenous Australian family's experiences as members of the Stolen Generation – the forced removal of mixed-race children from their families during the early 20th century. It tells the story of three young Aboriginal girls: Molly (the author's mother), Daisy (Molly's sister), and their cousin Gracie, who are forcibly removed from their families, later escape from a government settlement in 1931, and then trek over 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) home by following the rabbit-proof fence, a massive pest-exclusion fence which crossed Western Australia from north to south.

The book was adapted as a film, Rabbit-Proof Fence, in 2002.

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