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9EN - Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence: Home

"Sorry Proof Country" Documentary: Featuring Doris Pilkington

Full Length Movie: Rabbit-Proof Fence

 PG  2002  1:29:54  14th November, 2015

Based on a true story, three Aboriginal girls escape after being taken from their family as part of the 'White Australia' policy, and set off on a treacherous journey to find their way home. Molly and her younger sister, part of what would become known as Australia's "Stolen Generations", must elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. As shown by this outstanding motion picture, their universally touching plight and unparalleled courage are a beautiful testament to the undying strength of the human spirit! Directed by Phillip Noyce

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Film Trailer: Rabbit-Proof Fence

In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.

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Author - Doris Pilkington

Narrative Point of View

Reparations for Indigenous Australians: Overview

Rabbit-Proof Fence Map

This is a true story about Molly, Daisy and Gracie who were removed from their settlement and taken to Moore River Native Settlement, where they quickly decided they did not want to stay. And so, they left. The book is written by Doris Pilkington, daughter of Molly.

What followed was a barefoot journey of 2400km with no supplies, no tents, no adults, no coats. Molly, aged just 15, knew that if she could find the rabbit proof fence, they could follow it all the way back to their family at Jigalong.

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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence - Plot Diagram

Narrative Plot Structure

Focused on fiction writing, this clip outlines the main components of a plot structure: exposition, rising action, climax, denouement, resolution. Dramatizations of a story are used to illustrate each part of the plot. Variations of plot structures and other literary techniques such as conflict and flashbacks are discussed

This clip provides an overview of narrative character points of view, roles, types and how they are revealed. Dramatisations of a story are used to illustrate these elements of characterization and how they serve a story's purpose.

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