Rabbit-proof Fence - Chapter 6: The Journey South Summary & Analysis

Doris Pilkington Garimara
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Chapter 6: The Journey South Summary and Analysis

At Marble Bar hospital, the constable left off the two Aboriginal women who were ill. He handed the three girls over to Constable Melrose, who in turn put his wife in charge of them. After spending several nights locked up at the Marble Bar police station, the girls then traveled with another constable by train to Port Hedland. The girls were then turned over to Captain Freeman, who would take them by ship to Fremantle. The girls were frightened by the ship and sailing on the ocean, but the crew was kind to them and went out of their way to make the trip interesting for the girls and to make them feel safe.

After five days, they arrived at Fremantle. They were given raincoats, calico bags and combs and mirrors. A tug boat that...

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