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    Australia Film Analysis

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    half-casts. Australia is set and filmed in the town of Darwin during World War ||, Australia should be included in the International film festival as it supports the key representations and cultures of Australian Indigenous people due to the stolen generation and this also follows the key ideals of Mateship throughout tough times. Furthermore Australia should be included in the film festival as the landscape is a clear and accurate representation of Australia. This all links back to the…

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    their mothers or fathers. The film Rabbit Proof Fence is a depiction of the story written by Doris Pilkington. The director of the film, Phillip Noyce represents The Stolen Generation in a sympathetic way. On the 13th of February 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd gave a formal apology to all the aboriginal people and the stolen generations. The opening scene portrays the…

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    national flag being a plethora of arrows deviating from a single point, supporting the Rabbits’ role as vehement expansionists. In addition, the quote “…they stole our children,” appears within the book, which serves as a direct reference to the Stolen Generation, a devious act conducted by the British government to “destroy the native, but save the man.” The novel serves as an ever-evolving recount of Australia’s journey in history, which both arouse and challenges our preconceived…

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    but also their land. Incompletion of this unit I would like to know if some of aspects of Indigenous culture was taken and blended to the main stream Australian culture we have today. Incompletion of this unit I hope to know more about the stolen generation, the reasons why they were…

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    Year: 1955 Age: 7 I’m tired, I have the same nightmare every night. I wake up screaming and my new brother has to help me get back to sleep. My new parents ask what it was about but I can’t remember, the only thing that I can see is my Mum. They said that I won't be able to see her for ages. I miss her. I miss her face, and sometimes I can’t remember what she looks like. When I was taken by the scary man a month ago my brothers weren’t home. The man wouldn’t have been able to get them because…

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    The term ‘Stolen Generation’ was devised by Australian historian Peter Read in the early 1980’s. It refers to those Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families by government and non-government agencies under racialist assimilation policies and laws. The removals of these tens of thousands of Aboriginal children occurred throughout the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. The reasoning for this situation arose when the public felt that the Aboriginal children were disadvantaged in…

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    The Stolen Generations period was a devastating stage in time, causing a negative impact on Indigenous society and on the children and families civil and land rights and emotional wellbeing as a result of the forcible removal of Indigenous children. The term ‘Stolen Generations’ is used for Aboriginal people forcefully taken away (stolen) from their families, many to never see their parents, siblings or relatives again. (Korff.J, 2015). This had many short and long term consequences on the…

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    Between 1910-1970, many Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of various government policies. The generations of children being removed under these policies became known as the Stolen Generations. It is hard to even begin to imagine what prompted this terrible tragedy which has led to long lasting unimaginable consequences. The removal of Indigenous children from their parents was not a new idea, it had been happening for years on the stations and reserves.…

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    The given extract is a speech delivered by Stan Grant on Racism and Australian dream in 2016 at Ethics Centre, Sydney, Australia. He primarily targets the audience belonging to Australia. With the use sarcastic and confronting tone speaker expresses his disappointment and serve his purpose to inform the audience about the historical brutality suffered by the aborigines with the use rhetorical questions, anaphora, and juxtaposition. Stan Grant at the start of his speech uses rhetorical question…

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    sufferings in life. However, Aboriginal kids were not so lucky. One by one, they were being forced out of their underprivileged families, following the government’s policy, to head for a brighter future with white families. Referred to as the Stolen Generations, such kids were suffering more than ever, as a result of what was intended to be a life-changing event for them. In an attempt to lead the Aboriginal culture to an end, starting from 1910 until 1970, Australian government passed the…

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