Walking in Their Footsteps

Walking in their footsteps
It is important to ensure that we represent a historical event the right way, so people in the
community or world don't get offended. There are multiple perspectives to historical events.
There is also bias, accuracy of facts. Two historical events are the Phillip Noyce film rabbit
proof fence and maralinga.

Bias is a big thing in historical events some times it maybe good others not so much. Bias is
favouring of one side, like for example in maralinga there was only one side that was affect.
The anangu people they were affect by the nuclear testing. When the nuclear testing took
place in the 1950's professors said that when the testing happened it wouldn't affect the
environment or the anangu people. But they were wrong when the bomb went off people
started to get stomach pains, vomiting, choking, coughing, diarrhoea, rashes, peeling skin,
headaches, sores and running eyes. The same kinda thing happened in the rabbit proof fence,
when everyone thought Molly was bias, but she wasn't because she didn't hate all white
people it was mainly A.O Neville. She liked some white people because they gave her food.
So representing a historical event can be bias in some ways and it may offend people.

One of the biggest challenges represent in historical events is the value placed on the evidence
and proof of facts. This can be an issue if the facts are true or false. This is carried
throughout maralinga and the rabbit proof fence. In maralinga the evidence is shown
through pictures, documents, quotes and oral testimony. In the book it had heaps of oral
testimony from the anangu people. Where as the rabbit proof fence, shows facts on both
sides, A.O Neville is the focused in the film so people that have watch the film believes that it
is A.O Neville`s story. But it is actually Molly's story it shows the government taking away the
half-cast and putting them in a school that teaches them how to be a white...