Doris Pilkington Garimara
Indigenous Australian authorwd:Q1245297
country of citizenship: Australia
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, nurse
award received: Member of the Order of Australia
Doris Pilkington Garimara (born Nugi Garimara; c. 1 July 1937 – 10 April 2014), also known as Doris Pilkington, was an Australian author. She wrote Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (1996), a story of three Aboriginal girls, among them Pilkington's mother, Molly Craig, who escaped from the Moore River Native Settlement in Western Australia and travelled 2,414 km (1,500 miles) for nine weeks to return to their family.
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