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Rabbit Proof Fence - A Great movie.

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Respectable members, Greetings.

This is a very long post. This is Australian History. The movie at the end would explain a lot about Australian history.

Australian people are very nice people. Australian Aboriginal are calm and soft spoken persons. (I have some of them as my neighbours).

The State Barrier Fence of Western Australia,[1] formerly known as the No. 1 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.
There are three fences in Western Australia: the original No. 1 Fence, which crosses the state from north to south, the No. 2 Fence which is smaller and further west, and the smaller east-west running No. 3 fence. The fences took six years to build. When completed in 1907, the Rabbit-Proof Fence (including all three fences) stretched 2,021 miles (3,253 km). The cost to build the fences at the time was £337,841.
In the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara, the fence was used in the 1930s by three Indigenous Australian girls for their route back home to Jigalong. The girls, taken from their parents in Western Australia as part of the Stolen Generation, escaped from the Moore River Native Settlement mission where they were being held and walked back to their family at Jigalong by following the rabbit-proof fence.
Rabbit-proof fence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stolen Generation -

The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen children) is a term used to describe the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1869[1] and 1969,[2][3] although in some places children were still being taken in the 1970s.[4][5]
The extent of the removal of children, and the reasoning behind their removal, are contested. Documentary evidence, such as newspaper articles and reports to parliamentary committees, suggest a range of rationales. Motivations evident include child protection, beliefs that given their catastrophic population decline after white contact that black people would "die out",[6] a fear of miscegenation by full blooded aboriginal people[7]. Terms such as "stolen" were used in the context of taking children from their families – the Hon P. McGarry, a member of the Parliament of New South Wales, objected to the Aborigines Protection Amending Act 1915 which then enabled the Aborigines' Protection Board to remove Aboriginal children from their parents without having to establish that they were in any way neglected or mistreated; McGarry described the policy as "steal[ing] the child away from its parents".[8] In 1924,[9] in the Adelaide Sun an article stated "The word 'stole' may sound a bit far-fetched but by the time we have told the story of the heart-broken Aboriginal mother we are sure the word will not be considered out of place."
Chief protector of Aborigines in Western Austraila A O Neville actually believed, he was doing something good for the Aboriginal children.

Stolen Generations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fact sheet about stolen generation - » Stolen Generations Fact Sheet

In 2,000 the then PM of Australia, Mr. John Howard refused to apologise to the children of stolen generation and Aborigines.
Howard was quoted as saying "Australians of this generation should not be required to accept guilt and blame for past actions and policies."
Stolen Generations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On 11 December 2007, the newly installed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that an apology would be made to Indigenous Australians, the wording of which would be decided in consultation with Aboriginal leaders.[68] On 27 January 2008, Rudd announced that the apology would be made on or soon after the first day of parliament in Canberra, on 12 February.[69] The date was later set to 13 February, when it was ultimately issued.
Stolen Generations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apology text can be seen from the above link.

The movie 'Rabbit proof fence' was based on the novel written by the daughter of one of the three children in that movie.

Rabbit Proof Fence is based on true event.

YouTube - Rabbit Proof Fence (1)

(Find parts 2 to 9 from the right side menu, please).

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