What are the main themes in 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.

What does the Rabbit-Proof Fence symbolize?

The fence symbolises hope and the will to live, whenever we see it the hopeful music begins. The fence is an important symbol in the film. It not only highlights the split between the European and Aboriginal culture, it represents a link between mother and daughter.

Is Rabbit-Proof Fence appropriate?

While the tale is emotionally charged, it is appropriate for any older children or tweens who are mature enough to handle the scene of the children being taken away from their parents.

Is the Rabbit-Proof Fence the longest fence in the world?

The longest fence in the world can refer to: The Dingo Fence of south-east Australia, 5,614 km (3,488 mi) finished in 1885. The Rabbit-proof fence of Western Australia, 3,253 km (2,021 mi), completed in 1907.

What age can watch Rabbit-Proof Fence?

The whole premise of the film – children taken forcibly from their parents – will upset younger children so this is probably not suitable for viewers under the age of 11. The girls are on the run and have to hide, which is very tense, and you see one grabbed and dragged away.

What is the bird in Rabbit Proof Fence?

The spirit bird in Rabbit Proof Fence is an eagle. The spirit bird is a symbol of hope for the Aboriginal girls on their arduous trip along the fence…

How many rabbits are in Australia?

Now, it is estimated that approximately 200 million feral rabbits inhabit Australia.

What did Neville believe would happen to mixed blood and full blood Aboriginal people once his plan was implemented?

Neville’s plan was to take all light-skinned Aboriginal children (those believed to have a European parent or grandparent) and forcibly assimilate them into white society, either through adoption or by training them to work as house servants and farm labour.

What was the role of chief protector?

The Chief Protector was the legal guardian of every Aboriginal child in Western Australia to the age of 16 years with the power to remove Aboriginal children from their families and place them in Homes or in ‘service’ (work). The role Chief Protector became the Commissioner for Native Affairs in 1936.

What 3 things do Aboriginal people need to ask Mr Neville’s permission to do?


  • Visit their children at Moore River.
  • Buy shoes.
  • How many rabbits are in the World 2021?

    The domesticated rabbit population in the world is approximately 709 million.

    Are Molly and Daisy Craig still alive?

    Molly Kelly (née Craig died January 2004) was an Australian Martu Aboriginal woman, known for her escape from the Moore River Native Settlement in 1931 and subsequent 1,600 km (990 mi) trek home with her half-sister Daisy Kadibil (née Burungu) and cousin Gracie (née Fields).

    What is the purpose of the school in Rabbit Proof Fence?

    At the residential schools, not only would they learn proper English. They would be taught useful skills, such as how to clean the houses of their white Australian masters and care for their children. The three children are determined to resist these beneficent plans with every fiber of their body.

    Was the stolen generation legal?

    In 1969, New South Wales abolished the Aborigines Welfare Board, and this effectively resulted in all States and Territories having repealed legislation that allowed for the removal of Aboriginal children under a policy of ‘protection’.

    What is the name of the Protection Act laws in Victoria?

    Victoria enacted this law to regulate the lives of Aboriginal people at the same time as democratic reforms were being achieved in Britain and the Australian colonies….

    Long Title: An Act for the Protection and Management of the Aboriginal Natives of Victoria.
    Provenance: Parliament of Victoria