My Place

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Fremantle Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 358 pages
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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Read in one afternoon, evening, and night. Just mesmerizing. I still think people should not drink if they're having trouble, and not have more kids if they can't take care of the ones they have, but ... Read full review

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Contents

Dedication
5
The hospital
7
The factory
15
Im in the army now
22
Drinking men
29
Pretending
39
Only a dream
46
A change
52
Home improvements
145
A new career
155
Owning up
165
A beginning
172
A visitor
184
Where theres a will
191
Part of our history
204
Links with the past
213

Family and friends
59
Wildlife
66
Curealls
75
Getting ahead
82
Triumphs and failures
93
Growing up
99
Rather peculiar pets
111
A black grandmother
117
What people are we?
126
Make something of yourself
133
The working life
142
Arthur Corunnas Story
221
Where to next?
270
Return to Corunna
276
Someone like me
297
Gladys Corunnas Story
303
Something serious
384
Good news
397
Daisy Corunnas Story
405
The bird call
435
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About the author (2010)

Sally Morgan is the director for the Centre for Indigenous History at the University of Western Australia as well as an artist whose works are in numerous private and public collections in the United States and Australia. She is the author of Dan’s Grandpa, My Place for Younger Readers: Arthur Corunna’s Story, My Place for Younger Readers: Mother and Daughter, Speaking from the Heart, and the award-winning Heartsick for Country.

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