Pilkington, Doris (1937-)

Also known as
Gariamara, Nugi (1937-)
Garimara, Nugi (1937-2014)
Pijindun, Duolisi (1937-2014)
Pilkington, Doris (1937-2014)
多丽丝.皮金顿 (1937-2014)
皮金顿 多丽丝 (1937-2014)
Field of activity
Author; Writer; Nurse
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Biographies

Doris Pilkington is the author of ; the story on which Phillip Noyce's celebrated feature film is based.

Doris Pilkington was born on Balfour Downs station, 60 kilometres northwest of Jigalong in the Pilbara district, Western Australia. Aged four she was forcibly removed with her mother to the Moore River settlement, 115 kilometres north of Perth. Doris attended the settlement school before moving to Perth, where she began training as a nursing aide at the Royal Perth hospital. She later moved to Geraldton and, after raising her children, completed her secondary education. She returned to Perth to study journalism at Curtin University.

During a holiday at Jigalong, Pilkington discovered that her mother, Molly Kelly, was sent from Jigalong to the Moore River settlement at the age of 14, together with her two cousins aged eight and ten. The children escaped and returned to Jigalong by following the 1,000 kilometre long rabbit-proof fence - a journey which took them several months to complete. Inspired by these experiences, Doris wrote a novella, (1991), which won the 1990 David Unaipon award. She also wrote (1996), which was later turned into Phillip Noyce's feature film, (2001).

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Pilkington, Doris
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Fearless writer revealed the lives behind the Sorry Day stories of dispossession
    [2014]
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  3. Shiner of light on stolen generation
    Olsen, Christine
    [2014]
    Series: IspartOf Sydney Morning Herald
  4. Caprice: a stockman's daughter
    Pilkington, Doris (Nugi Garimara)
    [St Lucia, Queensland]
    Published: University of Queensland
  5. Follow the rabbit-proof fence
    Pilkington, Doris (Nugi Garimara)
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Bolinda
  6. The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture
    Horton, David
    [Canberra]
    Published: Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS

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  1. Message stick : Doris Pilkington
    ABC TV Indigenous Unit
    [ Video, Government publication : 2003-2007 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  2. Rabbit proof fence : Doris Pilkington Garimara
    Classroom Video (Firm : Australia)
    [ Video : 2006 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,606.102)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,606.102)

  3. Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project
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  4. Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project
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  5. Keynote address : regional regeneration and crossing places / Doris Pilkington Garimara
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  6. Doris Pilkington
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video, Government publication : 2002-2008 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  7. Under the Wintamarra tree / Doris Pilkington. (Nugi Garimara)
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At Vision Australia
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  8. Under the Wintamarra tree / Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2017 ]
    Languages: English;Sinhalese;Undetermined;lis, [3 others]
    At 116 libraries
    Under the Wintamarra tree / Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
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  9. Rabbit-proof Fence And The Journey
    McRoberts, Richard
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Rabbit-proof Fence And The Journey
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  10. Rabbit-proof fence / Doris Pilkington Garimara ; retold by Jennifer Bassett
    Bassett, Jennifer
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2017 ]
    Languages: English;Chinese;Sinhalese;Slovenian, [5 others]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 52 libraries
    Rabbit-proof fence / Doris Pilkington Garimara ; retold  by Jennifer Bassett
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Resources about Doris Pilkington (18)

  1. Doris Pilkington Nugi Garimara, "Under the Wintamarra Tree" / reviewed by Gillian Dooley
    Dooley, Gillian, 1955-
    [ Book : 2003 ]
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  2. Message stick : Doris Pilkington
    ABC TV Indigenous Unit
    [ Video, Government publication : 2003-2007 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on Doris Pilkington, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Nugi Garimara (Doris Pilkington) (Magazine articles)
    [ Book ]
    At Leichhardt Library
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  5. Follow the rabbit-proof fence by Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) : notes / by R. Johnson
    Johnson, Richard, 1929-
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. Rabbit proof fence : Doris Pilkington Garimara
    Classroom Video (Firm : Australia)
    [ Video : 2006 ]
    At 6 libraries
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  7. Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing Them Home after the Apology oral history project
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,368.539)

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  8. Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project
    Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Doris Pilkington interviewed by John Bannister in the Bringing them home oral history project
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  9. Portrait of Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) in the bookshop at the National Library of Australia, 28 April 2005 / Damian McDonald
    McDonald, Damian, 1971-
    [ Government publication, Photograph : 2005 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) in the bookshop at the National Library of Australia, 28 April 2005 / Damian McDonald
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  10. Collection of photographs of Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) at the National Library of Australia, 28 April 2005 / Damian McDonald
    McDonald, Damian, 1971-
    [ Government publication, Photograph : 2005 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Collection of photographs of Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) at the National Library of Australia, 28 April 2005 / Damian McDonald
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  2. Garimara, Doris Pilkington
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    The Propeller (Hurstville, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Thursday 9 January 1941 p 7 Article
    ... GARRATT— PILKINGTON. The marriage was solemnised at the Rockdale Church of Christ on Saturday ... , December 7, between Sister Edith Pilkington, foster daughter of Mr. arid Mrs. A. L. Carter, of Vista Street ... 191 words
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  2. Kalms—Pilkington
    The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) Saturday 24 March 1928 p 10 Article
    ... Kalms — Pilkington The Lady Victoria Buxton Girls' Club Associated was in party dress this evening ... pale pink georgette, Kathleen, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Pilkington, of South road, Hilton, was married ... 441 words
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  3. WEDDINGS PILKINGTON--RITCHIE
    The Corowa Free Press (NSW : 1875 - 1954) Friday 17 April 1936 p 6 Article
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  4. Rabbit-proof fence : a film by Phil ...
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    [ Poster, chart, other : 2002 ]
  1. A long way alright: Doris Pilkington
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
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  2. Doris Pilkington / directer/producer, Lou Glover
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    [ Video : 2003 ]
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  3. Grog : it bites like a serpent
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    [ Video : 1992 ]
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  4. Home to mother / Doris Pilkington Garimara ; read by Rachel Maza
    Garimara, Doris Pilkington, 1937-
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    Home to mother / Doris Pilkington Garimara ; read by Rachel Maza
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  1. Nugi Garimara (Doris Pilkington) / interviewed by Christine Watson
    Watson, Christine
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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  2. Nugi Garimara (Doris Pilkington) interviewed by Christine Watson [article]
    Watson, Christine
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  3. Coming to terms : under the Wintamarra tree by Doris Pilkington, (Ngui Garimara) / Elizabeth Perkins
    Perkins, Elizabeth
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  4. Rabbit-proof fence : the screenplay / Christine Olsen
    Olsen, Christine
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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  1. The Stolen Generations: Rites of Passage: Doris Pilkington interviewed by Anne Brewster
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    [ Article : 2007 ]
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  2. Nugi Garimara (Doris Pilkington): interviewed by Christine Watson. [Watson, Christine.]
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  3. Interview with Nugi Garimara/Doris Pilkington
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  1. REGISTER OF NURSES AS AT 31st DECEMBER, 1937.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 19 July 1938 [Issue No.106 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2735

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    ... Department of Public Health, Sydney, 19th July, 1938. REGISTER OF NURSES AS AT 31st DECEMBER, 1937 ... -street, Barmedinan. Adams, Doris, Helcnio Private Hospital, Church-street, Eandwlck. Adams, Ellen Mary, Warrawee ... 88553 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 3 August 1937 [Issue No.111 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3119

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    ... Department of Public Health, Sydney, 3rd August, 1937. REGISTER OF NURSES AS AT 31st DECEMBER, 1936 ... , Doris, Helenie Private Hospital, Church-street, Randwick. Adams, EHen Mary, Warrawee Private Hospital ... 82686 words
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