The movie “Rabbit-Proof Fence” directed by Hollywood based Australian director, Phillip Noyce. The Screenplay of the movie is written by Christine Olsen, an adaptation of Doris Pilkington’s book and released in 2003.
The film is fiction based on fact, tells the real-life story of three Aboriginal girls, Molly, Gracie, Daisy, who were taken from their family in 1931 and sent to Moore River Native Settlement and it justified by “Chief Protector of Aborigines” A.O. Neville, as a solution to “the problem of half-caste” children with Aboriginal and white heritage.
Three little girls, each with a different white father, construction workers or government employees, who worked on the rabbit-proof fence, enjoyed sex with local aboriginal women and then moved on. They have only contact with white people on the weekly ration day at Jigalong store where they have been forcibly torn apart by a government officer.
The policies portrayed in the movie and real life was given effect by the Australian government and known today in Australia as the Stolen Generations. Mixed race Aboriginal children were taken by force from their families. Some of those children were taken at birth, some at later years. They were sent to foster families or raised in training schools, special purpose institutions to prepare them for lives as factory workers or domestic servants. Some parents know that where their children had been taken and could keep a connection with them. In some cases, they had no idea whether their children.
Doris Pilkington, an Aboriginal name is Nugi Garimara, author of Follow the Rabbit-Proof. A Story her mother, Molly Crag, her aunt Daisy and their cousin Gracie, who were torn apart from their families and relocated. It is considered a powerful example of the maltreatment of aboriginal people by the Stolen Generation. Doris Pilkington and her younger sister Annabelle also were a member of the stolen generation. In “Under the Wintamarra Tree” she tells her own story at Moore River.