The Superintendent at the Jigalong station who first reports to the authorities rounding up half-caste children that Molly, Daisy, and Gracie are living outside Jigalong. Though he eventually recanted his report, and wrote to his higher-ups that there was no need to send the three girls away as they were thriving in their own communities, this letter was ignored, and the girls were forcibly removed from their homes anyway.
Mr. Keeling Character Timeline in Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Keeling appears in Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Jigalong, 1907-1931
...Gracie and Molly become “inseparable” as they grow older. They often play with Daisy, too. Mr. Keeling takes an unusual interest in the girls, noting that their playmates exclude them due to... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Journey South
...which were sent through the Department of Native Affairs concerning the girls’ welfare. One, from Mr. Keeling (the superintendent at Jigalong Depot) advised the Chief Protector of Aborigines that “nothing would be... (full context)