Friday, June 29, 2018

Last of the 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' children dies at 95

Image credit: Tobias Titz

In the 1930s three young Aboriginal girls were separated from their family and the children were sent to an internment camp as part of an Australian assimilation policy that sought to absorb Aboriginal people into the country’s white society by taking children from their families and indoctrinating them in the ways of that dominant culture.
Their escape and return home across hundreds of miles of brutal desert, following a rabbit-proof fence, inspired a book and film. Daisy Kadibil, the last remaining girl, has died at age 95.

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