When was the Carrolup mission founded and for what reason?

Carrolup was established as an Aboriginal settlement in 1915 under the Aborigines Act 1905 in order to provide a facility where Aboriginal persons could be sent, to remove them from the public eye, from the fringes of Wheatbelt and South-West towns.

What was the purpose of the Moore River settlement?

The settlement was opened by the Government of Western Australia in 1918. It was originally intended to be a small, self-supporting farming settlement for 200 Aboriginal people, with schooling and health facilities available for the children and employment opportunities for the adults.

What Aboriginal land is katanning?

KAAT-NYINY is a local Noongar word meaning the head sits here. It comes from the Dreamtime story of Mulka, a giant man whose body parts are embedded in country throughout the Great Southern Region. Katanning was the junction of three Aboriginal tribal grounds long before European settlement.

Does the Rabbit Proof Fence still exist?

The Rabbit Proof Fence No. 2 runs north/south through the eastern third of the Dowerin shire. It was built in 1907-1908 and much of the fence remains in good condition.

Why is it called the Rabbit Proof Fence?

The Rabbit Proof Fence The rabbit-proof fence was built to protect Western Australian crops and pasture lands from the destructive scourge of the rabbit. Introduced to Australia in Victoria in the 1850s, the pest rapidly spread across eastern Australia.

Why is it called the Rabbit-Proof Fence?

Is Rabbit-Proof Fence real?

“Rabbit-Proof Fence” tells the purportedly true story of three “half-caste” girls from an Aboriginal settlement in the north of Western Australia who, in accordance with state policy at the time, were seized from their families by police in 1931 and transported to a government compound far to the south.

How far did the girls walk in the rabbit-proof fence?

1,500 miles
The film follows the Aboriginal girls as they walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong, while being pursued by white law enforcement authorities and an Aboriginal tracker.

Why is it called the rabbit-proof fence?

Where was the native settlement of Carrolup located?

Location. Carrolup Native Settlement is located 30 kilometres north-west of Katanning wer operated as a government run native settlement from 1915 to 1922 wer then again from 1940 to 1951. In 1952 it became Marribank Farm School wer was run by the Anglican church until 1970. It is situated il the banks of the Carrolup wer Carlocatup Rivers.

What did the Aboriginal children of Carrolup do?

Traumatised Aboriginal children living in the squalor of a 1940s government native settlement in Western Australia are inspired by their white schoolteacher to create beautiful landscape drawings that gain international acclaim, challenge a government’s racist policies, and inspire four generations of Noongar artists.

What was the environment like in Carrolup school?

Aboriginal and part-Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families and traditional lands and sent to government settlements. The conditions were harsh and the Aboriginal children were poorly treated, in what is now widely considered to be a prison-like environment.

Why was the Carrolup school important to Western Australia?

The Carrolup School emerged in Western Australia as a distinctive landscape tradition of painting created by school aged Aboriginal children in the 1940s. Its elements of romantic depiction of the bush and bush life may well reflect the needs of the child artists who were removed from their Aboriginal families under government policy.