Rabbit-Proof Fence script
Synopsis: Set in 1931, two sisters, 14-year-old Molly and 8-year-old Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie live in the Western Australian town of Jigalong. The town lies along the northern part of Australia's rabbit-proof fence, which runs for several thousand miles.

Nothing you can do.

(Maude screams) Leave them!

(Wails)

(MUSIC INTENSIFIES)

(SILENCE)

(Women wail)

NEVILLE:
As you know,

every Aborigine born in this State

comes under my control.

Notice, if you will,

the half-caste child.

And there are

ever-increasing numbers of them.

Now, what is to happen to them?

Are we to allow the creation

of an unwanted third race?

Should coloureds be encouraged

to go back to the black?

Or should they be advanced

to white status

and be absorbed

in the white population?

Now, time and again,

I'm asked by some white man,

"If I marry

this coloured person,

"will our children be black?"

And as Chief Protector

of Aborigines,

it is my responsibility

to accept or reject those marriages.

Here is the answer.

Three generations.

Half-blood grandmother.

Quadroon daughter.

Octoroon grandson.

Now, as you can see,

in the third generation,

or third cross,

no trace of native origin

is apparent.

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Doris Pilkington Garimara

Pilkington was born at Balfour Downs Station, near the north Western Australian settlement of Jigalong. Her mother, Molly, named her Nugi Garimara, but she was called Doris after Molly's employer at the station, Mary Dunnet, who thought Nugi was "a stupid name". more…

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