My place

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Freemantle Arts Centre Press, 1999 - Fiction - 440 pages
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Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother's birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but aborigine--information that was kept a secret because of the stigma of society. This moving account is a classic of Australian literature that finally frees the tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.

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Hi,
I have not read this book but hope to purchase it
I'm actually doing an assignment on Aboriginal Art
I've watched the movie Rabbit Proof Fence : so sad :(
Its so touching, I just hope that all children are treated equally, they should not be judged by their skin colour
I just love learning about Aborigines
God bless Sally Morgan
xox
Trinity (age11)
Holy Cross School
Henderson
 

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I really enjoyed this book. Sally Morgan's honest approach and style of writing just captures and engages you from the very first page to the last. It's a beautiful book, and I feel privilleged to ... Read full review

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Section 2
15
Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Sally Morgan was born in 1951 in Perth, Australia. She has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Western Australia. She also has post-graduate diplomas from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University of Technology) in Counselling Psychology and Computing and Library Studies. She has written two adult books. My Place, her first book, was the Winner of the 1987 Australian Human Rights Award for Literature and an Order of Australia Book Prize in 1990. Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee was her second published title. In addition, she has written children's books and plays. Sally has also established a reputation as one of Australia's best know Aboriginal artist. She has works in public and private collections in Australia and the United States.

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