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.

(WOMAN SINGS

IN ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE)

(Woman speaks

in Aboriginal language)

(HAUNTING MUSIC)

(BIRD CALLS)

(BIRD CALLS)

(CHILDREN LAUGH)

Grrr!

(Laughs)

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That's them.

Yeah.

Molly's the big one.

The little one's

her sister Daisy.

The middle one's

their cousin Gracie.

Well, what about the fathers?

Moved on.

(CHILDREN SHOUT EXCITEDL Y)

WOMAN:
Bring it here.

(CLOCK BELL CHIMES)

(KNOCK AT DOOR)

WOMAN:
The next batch.

Nothing out of the ordinary.

There's two applications

for section ex emptions.

Police reports are there.

William Harris is applying

for permission to marry.

She's half-caste also.

And Mary Wilson's applying

for permission to visit

her child at Moore River.

She's quite agitated.

Oh, and Gladys Phillips

has written for permission

to buy some new shoes.

She had a new pair a year ago.

Er, now, this report

from Constable Riggs

about three little half-caste girls

at the Jigalong fence depot -

Molly, Gracie and Daisy.

The youngest is

of particular concern.

She is promised to a full-blood.

I'm authorising their removal.

They're to be taken to

Moore River as soon as possible.

Oh, and Miss Thomas,

if you could check that the rate

for police transportation

is still, I believe,eight pence per mile.

Yes, Mr Neville.

Thank you.

(Rings chime)

(EERIE SILENCE)

(DOGS BARK)

That country over there,

that's Wongi country.

You can't go there.

You get big trouble.

Yeah, I know.

Where your country?

My country?

Down south.

Long way from here.

Our dad works there

on the rabbit fence.

Yeah?

How far does rabbit fence

go to?

The rabbit-proof fence?

It goes all the way

to the sea down that way.

Right to the top of Australia.

Longest fence in the world.

And all the way

to the sea down that way.

miles long.

Keeps the rabbits

on that side of the fence.

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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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