"Rabbits": What are the issues both sides would have experienced? Use examples from the book. How do the two texts connect between the Europeans and the Aboriginies.

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Dear Barikin Murrower,

My name is Joseph Chow, I am writing to you today to inform you that I have recently read the picture book titled, the Rabbits. I have also read and appreciated the article called History for Beginners, published in the Australian and viewed a movie called "Kings in Grass Castles".

The picture book labelled "The Rabbits" depicts an allegory of a European incursion; this book gave out a story of rabbits or rather Europeans, posing as rabbits, invading Australia and killing everything insight.

The book comes from an Aboriginal perspective just by the way it is drawn and how the text is worded. The drawings of animals seen from an Aboriginal point of eye look quite similar to the rock drawings illustrated by Aboriginal tribe members, this giving an Aboriginal feeling to the book. The drawings communicated culture through that most of them would be another way of telling a story to the others and young children, this could easily keep cultures alive because it could keep hunting styles thriving.

The text is worded so that it gives it a Aboriginal perspective to the storyline, "Many grandparents ago" this used as a measure of time to help understand how long ago it really was, the word 'grandparents' could even be used as a measure of how many eras have passed.

The movie called "Kings in Grass Castles" has an Irish family as main characters were they are running away from the British because there was a lot of famine in Ireland and the British were trying to take over.

I have also viewed a movie called "Kings in Grass Castles" there is a scene which erupts quite a lot of fury on the Aboriginals. A white man is killed because...