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'Since the colonisation of Australia, the relationship between western settlers and Aborigines has been characterised by inconsistent policies, ranging from segregation to relocation to assimilation. Yet no event seems to elicit such a profound reaction as the Stolen Generation. While it has only become the product of discussion in recent decades, it is now deeply embedded in Australian consciousness, with a multitude of films, scholarly publications and memoirs inspired by it. One such film is Rabbit-Proof Fence, directed by Phillip Noyce and based on the nonfiction book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. Set in 1931, the film describes the experience of three half-caste girls, Molly, Gracie and Daisy, who are forcibly removed from their family and community in Jigalong and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement, their consequent escape and three-month journey home. But what are some of the methods utilised to portray the many issues surrounding the Stolen Generation and what are their effects?' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon NEW : Emerging Scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies vol. 1 no. 1 2015 15296400 2015 periodical issue

    'The essays in this inaugural edition of New: Emerging Scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies are the work of undergraduates from Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the Australian Indigenous Studies Program, University of Melbourne.' (Introduction)

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