Last of 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' trio dies at 95

Actors Tianna Sansbury as Daisy Laura Monaghan as Gracie and Everlyn Sampi as Molly in a still from the Australian movie 'Rabbit Proof Fence'. Source: BECKER ENTERTAINMENT

Daisy Kadibil, the youngest of three women whose life was depicted in movie Rabbit-Proof Fence, has died at 95.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this story contains images and names of people who have died.

The youngest of three girls whose life story inspired the award-winning film Rabbit-Proof Fence has died at the age of 95.

Daisy Kadibil was taken away from her family as part of the Stolen Generations and, with her sister Molly and cousin Gracie, used the rabbit-proof fence to return home from the Moore River Native Settlement. 

The South Australian Film Corporation paid tribute to the Martu woman on Instagram.

"I will forever be thankful and Inspired by the lives of these strong Aboriginal women," the post said. 

"May you finally rest in peace with your sisters, Aunty Daisy Kadilbil."

Daisy Kadilbil, the last of the Rabbit-Proof Fence sisters, has died.
Daisy Kadilbil, the last of the Rabbit-Proof Fence sisters, has died.

The now-famous 1,600km journey took the girls through harsh outback territory, until they reached home.

Grandson Darryl Jones told ABC News that Ms Kadibil lived for much of her life in the nearby Parnngurr Community, where her descendants continue to live.

Rabbit-Proof Fence was warmly received by both audiences and critics upon its release in 2002.

Grossing over $16 million at the international box office, it took the issue of the Stolen Generations to audiences around the world.

A still from Rabbit-Proof Fence.
A still from Rabbit-Proof Fence.

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