Molly Kelly

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: Aboriginal woman who was the subject of the 2002 film Rabbit Proof Fence, who as a child was taken from her family along with her sister and a cousin under Australian government policy which removed Aboriginal children from their parents, who were taken 1600 kilometers away to north of Perth, Australia but who escaped and in a remarkable feat of endurance and courage and took nine weeks to walk home (around 1000 U.S. miles).

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: 1917

 

Died: January 13, 2004

 

Location: Jigalong, Australia