My Place

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Fremantle Press, Apr 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 494 pages
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Recounting experiences from travels back to her grandmother's birthplace, this classic of Australian literature documents what started out as a tentative search for information about the author's family--and turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. Unearthing political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture, this moving account of a search for truth--into which a whole family is gradually drawn--results in the freeing of tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, finally allowing them to tell their own stories.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

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

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 (2008)

Sally Morgan was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1951. She is a full-time painter and writer. For as long as she can remember Sally wanted to paint and write. However, at school she was discouraged from expressing herself through her art because her teachers failed to see the promise in her individual style. It was not until she researched her family history and discovered her Aboriginal identity that she found meaning in her images, and gained the confidence to pick up her paints again. Both her books and her paintings and screenprints have earned awards and wide-spread popularity.

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