Last of the Stolen Generation sisters who inspired 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' dies

Daisy Kadibil and her two young sisters were separated from their family by the Australian government, and the children were sent to an internment camp. Their escape and return home across hundreds of miles of brutal desert, following a rabbit-proof fence, inspired a book and film.

All of us in Australia are familiar with the story of the Rabbit-Proof Fence – the remarkable true story of three young Aboriginal girls who crossed the harsh Australian desert on foot to return to their home.

The nine-week walk was a complex adventure, but it is also a remider of what can be achieved when we hold onto hope and find the faith to step out into the unknown.

The contemporary book about their journey is Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, which was adapted into a 2002 film called Rabbit-Proof Fence.

You can watch the official trailer here and the opening sequence below.

Note: Because it's considered culturally inappropriate to show images of dead Aboriginal people, this post only includes images from the recreation.

Along the Rabbit-Proof Fence – The Incredible Journey (YouTube / The Incredible Journey)