Molly CraigIn 1931, the Australian government instituted a policy of removing Aboriginal children from their parents’ custody in order to train them as domestic servants. A. O. Neville, chief protector of Aborigines in Western Australia, is quoted as saying in 1937: “Are we going to have a population of 1 million blacks in the Commonwealth or are we going to merge them into our white community and eventually forget that there ever were any Aborigines in Australia?”When Molly was 14, she and…
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) - In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. Based on a true and very powerfully moving story. The ugly History of Australia that needs to be told and remembered.
Rabbit Proof Fence - I learned about this in a Vet Tech class. Rabbits were brought to Australia in the 1700s on ships. They are not indigenous. As an attempt to control their spread into pastoral areas and the incredible damage they cause to the local ecology, fences were built.
Rabbit-Proof Fence - Set in Australia 1931. A story of 3 little girls who find themselves in a Christian Mission, and who decide they want to go home and so they set off on a trek across the Outback. Well worth a look!