Rabbit Proof Fence, set in Western Australia in the 1930's is a true story about three half-caste (one black parent and one white parent) Aboriginal girls. The story begins in the small town of Jigalong where the three girls, Molly, 14, her sister Daisy, 8 and their 10-year old cousin Gracie live with Molly and Daisy's native Aboriginal mother and grandmother. The town is located at the northern end of the rabbit proof fence, which runs along Western Australia for several thousands of kilometres.
Mr. Neville, (referred to by the children as “Mr. Devil”) the state “protector” of Western Australia signs an order for the girls to be relocated to the Moore River Settlement, south of Jigalong to be “educated”. He believes that “the Aboriginal peoples of Australia are in danger to themselves and must be bred out of existence.” His way of doing this is to breed the aboriginal people with white settlers until the black gene has been eliminated.
The girls are taken from Jigalong and forced into the Moore River camp where they are taught to act, speak and dress like white children.
Molly, who, being the eldest has adopted the role of mother in the group, decides that they have to escape and make their way back home. They escape, and begin their journey of 2, 500 kilometres to their home. An aboriginal tracker named Moodoo is hired to find them. Moodoo is working for the state on the mere hope that one day they will release his daughter from the camp. However, Molly, Daisy and Gracie are well rehearsed in covering their tracks, and even the experienced Moodoo is unable to find them.
The girls receive help from strangers along their journey, including an aboriginal servant whom is being sexually abused by her white master. Eventually they find their way to the rabbit proof fence, which will lead them to Jogalong. Neville quickly sees their strategy and sends Moodoo and a local constable, Riggs after them. However, Molly, Daisy and Gracie are well rehearsed in...