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Molly Craig

Molly Craig, believed to be born in 1925, lived in Jigalong, Western Australia. She had a small family of 1 sister, Daisy Kadibill, her mother, grandmother and cousin, Gracie Fields. They didn't have much money and had very little medical access.

Molly, Daisy and Gracie all feature in the movie "Rabbit Proof Fence", which is based on the journey the three girls made from an internmant camp to Jigalong. In 1931, the Australian government made a policy of removing Aboriginal half-casts from their parent's to train them to act like white people. When Molly was 14, she and her younger sister Daisy and her cousin Gracie were taken from their home in Jigalong and sent to an internment camp on the Moore River, north of Perth. Soon after being left there, they escaped and spent nine weeks walking home, a distance of more than 990 miles.
Gracie got tricked and was captured and sent back to the internment camp, Molly and Daisy made it back to Jigalong. Molly grew up and had two children, Doris and Annabelle.
Nine years later, Molly and her children were transported back to the Moore River Settlement. Molly managed to escape again but only with 18-month-old Annabelle, leaving 4-year-old Doris behind. In 1943 Annabelle was taken from Molly's care and they never saw each other again. In the 1960's Doris and Molly were reunited and Doris made her mother's escape back home into a book called "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence". The book was later made into the film "Rabbit Proof Fence".

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Molly's daughter said, "Mum's legacy is the calming influence and quiet dignity of the desert women, and the stolen generation's story. She looked you straight in the eye."
Molly died on January 13 2004 at the age of 87