What is the story of Rabbit Proof Fence?

What is the story of Rabbit Proof Fence?

Three mixed-race girls are torn brutally from their Aboriginal mother and sent over a thousand miles away to a training camp for domestic workers as part of a government policy to integrate them into white society. Linking the camp and their distant home territory is a vast rabbit-proof fence, which stretches from one coast to another and just might help the girls find their way back.
Rabbit-Proof Fence/Film synopsis

What is the main theme of the Rabbit Proof Fence?

In addition to the specific focus on the issue of the Stolen Generations, Rabbit-Proof Fence explores themes such as Aboriginal spirituality, relationships with the land, family bonds, courage, determination and faith.

Is Rabbit Proof Fence a true story?

“Rabbit-Proof Fence” tells the purportedly true story of three “half-caste” girls from an Aboriginal settlement in the north of Western Australia who, in accordance with state policy at the time, were seized from their families by police in 1931 and transported to a government compound far to the south.

What happened to Molly’s daughter Annabelle?

MOLLY KELLY, the Aboriginal heroine of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence, died with one regret: she was never reunited with the daughter taken from her as a baby. Annabelle was taken from Molly in 1943 and told she was an orphan. Over the years she distanced herself from her Aboriginality.

Who did Molly Craig marry?

Molly married Toby Kelly, an Aboriginal stockman, and Doris was born under a wintamarra (mulga) tree on Balfour Downs station, where they worked.

Where is Everlyn Sampi now?

Everlyn now lives in Broome (Australia).

What started the Stolen Generation?

Between 1910 and the 1970s*, many First Nations children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of various government policies. The generations of children removed under these policies became known as the Stolen Generations.

What are rabbit proof fences key themes?

The Rabbit Proof Fence 1. The key themes according to me are: Australian aboriginals: That is what they are, Race discrimination/racism: Neville wants to breed out the aboriginal race and he treats them very poorly compered to how he treats the white race.

When was the rabbit proof fence made?

The rabbit-proof fence in 2005. The State Barrier Fence of Western Australia, formerly known as the Rabbit Proof Fence, the State Vermin Fence, and the Emu Fence, is a pest-exclusion fence constructed between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other agricultural pests, from the east, out of Western Australian pastoral areas.

What is a rabbit fence?

A rabbit fence comprises a hexagonal galvanised wire mesh designed to resist rabbits. The aperture size of the mesh is crucial here, young rabbits are able to squeeze through very small holes. This can be attached to an existing fence structure or hung from a post and tensioned wire fence.

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