Rabbit Proof Fence-Anthropologist's Perspective
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Rabbit Proof Fence: Anthropologist's Perspective
Helped the girls when grabbing food
Can be used as protection or to get food.
Molly's mother killed a animal with a tool sothey could eat.
The man with the dead animal he captured,cut a piece off for the girls with a tool. Andmust have used tools to get the animal.
Importance of Fire
Protects from cold, and is used for cooking.
Molly made a fire to stay warm, but also tocook the piece of food she received fromthe man she crossed paths with.
Rabbit Proof Fence
Was built to keep the rabbits out of thewhites (Australians) farm..
The whites brought the rabbits here andtried to keep them out, since they believe itis their land, when really it is the aboriginals.(whites should be the ones on the rabbitsside of the fence.
Symbolized freedom, peace, faith..
Molly thought of the bird of faith, and whenshe gave up walking back home, she lookedup at the sky and saw the bird, whichdetermined her to keep going.
Theory Of Evolution
Those who best fit and adapt toenvironments will have more babies
When organisms change their behaviour tofit into a environment around them. (adapt toenvironments).
The girls in the residential schools adapted totheir life there and started to change theirbehaviours, they got use to the norms there.
Survival Of The Fittest
Individuals in a species that would adaptbetter to their environment would havemore offsprings.
Daisy and Molly were able to reach into thetree to grab food because of theirancestors, and how they over time adaptedand individuals passed those genes on.
The understanding that evolution justifies themorality of public polices
The movie was based in a certain time periodthat took place in Australia
Policy made was that aboriginals would go toresidential schools, to get rid of theiraboriginal culture.
Your culture is better or is more importantthat another.
Half-cast were NEEDED to be turned whiteover generations.
The white's (Australians) believed that theirway of education and culture was a betterway of living, therefore changing anotherraces culture (aboriginals).
Studied human behaviour and gender roles.
The men were more dominant than thefemales.
Focused on culture and personality. Believedthat each culture had their own morals andcould only be understood if the culture isstudied.
White's (Australians) believed that changingthe aboriginals culture, would be betterfitted, only because they did not understandtheir culture, and believe that their's was thebest.
Nature VS Nurture
Nature is our genes.
The girls genes, the family they grow up with,how they are raised.
Nurture is how we grow up in environment
Environment around her was not okay withher being an aboriginal.
Taken from her family at a young age, canimpact her.
The ability to walk on two feet.
gave advantages to get food, see better intaller grass/areas. Made it easier to grabthings on 2 feet.
Molly, Daisy, and Gracie had a long way to gethome from the residential school, sotravelling on two feet made that easier.
Ethnicity, or colour of your skin referringto your social and physical behaviours.
Whites and Aboriginals (different races)
Different races practiced differentreligious acts
Aboriginals, and the Whites (Australians) haddifferent beliefs.
White Man's Burden&quot;
White race having a duty to educate anotherrace, even if it is something they would notprimarily do. (would get paid more)
The educators at the resedential school had ajob to educate the aboriginals