Rabbit Proof Fence

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Studieportalen.dk Stine Skourup Bøttger Hansen English project 01.05.2006

Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 2 Statement of problem...................................................................................................................... 2 Africans vs. Aborigines.................................................................................................................... 3 Dreamtime ...................................................................................................................................... 3 The stolen generation ..................................................................................................................... 4 Rabbit-Proof Fence......................................................................................................................... 5 Discussion ...................................................................................................................................... 8 Conclusion ...................................................................................................................................... 9 References ................................................................................................................................... 10 Books: ....................................................................................................................................... 10 Websites ................................................................................................................................... 10

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Studieportalen.dk Stine Skourup Bøttger Hansen English project 01.05.2006

Introduction
The bulk of the world’s population knows who the aborigines are. Or do they? Most people are aware of, that they are the native population of Australia but that is as far as their knowledge reach. It is the fewest people, who know that the aborigines are a national problem and mostly not wanted in Australia. The reason why so few know this is because it’s not the official statement1.

When the government talks about the aborigines to the rest of the world it sounds more like they are proud of their native Australians. When you dig deeper you will also see the maybe darkest chapter of Australian history; the stolen generations. The stolen generations were all the children with an aboriginal mother and a white father or the opposite, these children were taken from their parents because of their mixed blood. Another interesting thing about the aborigines is their religion. They believe that the world was created in a time called dreamtime. I will cover all of these elements in my project.

Statement of problem
In my project, I have chosen to focus on the film “Rabbit Proof Fence” I would like to describe the Aboriginals’ Dreamtime and how they live today. In my analysis I will focus on the relations between white Australians and Aborigines, with special reference to the problem race discrimination, and the right to decide over other peoples’ lives. Finally, I will discuss the importance of aboriginal mothers and children to stay together.

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Studieportalen.dk Stine Skourup Bøttger Hansen English project 01.05.2006

Africans vs. Aborigines2
Today everyone is quite sure that the Homo sapiens emigrated from Africa but after haven studied completely similar engravings in Australia the archaeologists have come up with three different theories about where the Homo sapiens emigrated from. The first theory is clear; it says that the human race comes from Africa. Another theory says that the human race has developed parallel in Africa an Australia.

There has been found more primitive humans in China called Homo erectus and the experts think that one party has gone to Africa and developed to Homo sapiens and another gone to...
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