The Rabbit Proof Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was constructed in Western Australia between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other agricultural pests from the eastern parts of the country out of the Western Australian pastoral areas.
There are three fences. The original No 1 fence crosses the state from south to north and when it was completed in 1907 the 1833 kilometre long fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world. It is visible from space.
The fence also features in the movie by the same name, that tells the story of three Aboriginal girls who were forcibly removed from their families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of Australian government policy. They make a daring escape and embark on an epic 2400 kilometre journey to get back home – along the rabbit proof fence that bisects the Australian continent, with the authorities in pursuit.
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers.