Factual error: The film is set in Western Australia during the early 1930's. The aboriginal children are being transported to a government mission by train. The scene shows a famous steam locomotive "3801" built for New South Wales Govt. Railways in 1943. This locomotive is now well known in Australia. It made the record breaking trip for steam across the Continent to Western Australia after the trans continental railway was completed in the 1960's. (00:14:10)
Question: At the beginning the tracker is quite determined to catch the girls. Later it seems that he deliberately misses their tracks (out of admiration for their cleverness and courage?), but then again he is seen all by himself trying to follow them. Is there any evidence from the book that he wanted them to make it home?
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