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Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: The wrong fence

This clip depicts the children trying to return home. It opens with Mr Neville (Kenneth Branagh) in his office pointing to a map and telling a policeman the plan to capture the escaped children by sending one man from the north and another from the south along the rabbit-proof fence. Images of an Indigenous tracker on horseback ...

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A poddy calf

This is a small (82 mm x 58 mm) black-and-white photograph showing a member of the Australian Women's Land Army, Betty Campbell (now Horne), with her arm around a poddy calf at Green Lawn Dairy near Bathurst, New South Wales, in 1943 or 1944 during the Second World War. The photograph also shows a dairy cow and another ...

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Third hut at Challicum, 1845

This is a watercolour by Duncan Cooper that depicts the third hut built at Challicum, a sheep run west of Ballarat in western Victoria. It shows a weatherboard hut or cottage with an established garden surrounded by a palisade (paling fence). A wooden bridge, which spans a creek, joins a pathway that leads to the front ...

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Life on a Sheep Farm, 1965: The rabbit plague

This clip shows a jackeroo riding around a sheep farm at Ruffy in central Victoria and repairing a rabbit-proof fence to keep rabbits out of the grazing paddocks. A long shot shows the property overrun by rabbits. The clip ends with a farmer fumigating a rabbit warren and a shot of a huge mound of dead rabbits, while the ...