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by Sally Morgan

ISBN: 0860681483
ISBN13: 978-0860681489
Language: English
Publisher: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (1988)
Pages: 360
Category: Social Sciences
Subategory: Sociology

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Rating: 4.8
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Redirected from My Place (book)). My Place is an autobiography written by artist Sally Morgan in 1987. It is about Morgan's quest for knowledge of her family's past and the fact that she has grown up under false pretences

Redirected from My Place (book)). It is about Morgan's quest for knowledge of her family's past and the fact that she has grown up under false pretences. The book is a milestone in Aboriginal literature and is one of the earlier works in indigenous writing. Sally Morgan's My Place is a story of a young Aboriginal girl growing up to false heritage and not knowing where she is from

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Unearthing political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture.

My Place is Sally Morgan’s first book, and upon publication it immediately achieved best-seller status. Sally Morgan is currently Director of the Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts at The University of Western Australia. It has since sold over half a million copies in Australia, and been published in the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland and Holland. Her second book, Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee, was published in 1989. Some of the personal names included in this book have been changed, or only first names have been included, to protect the privacy of those concerned.

Sally Morgan’s book My Place was written 30 years ag. Last thoughts: I started this book My Place yesterday in the train. I never looked out the window to look at the landscape speedingbhy because this story was too engrossing

Sally Morgan’s book My Place was written 30 years ago. But is is still a very relevant. No one knows what it was like for us. (pg 208). Sally Morgan’s family sham. as so strong that she had not been told she was indigenous. I never looked out the window to look at the landscape speedingbhy because this story was too engrossing. The book really picks up steam in chapter ‘Owning up’ (pg 165).

This incredible Australian classic tracks Sally Morgan's struggle for cultural identity.

Sally Morgan's My Place is a story of a young Aboriginal girl growing up to false heritage and not knowing where she is from. Recounts of several of Morgan's family members are told. The story setting revolves around Morgan's own hometown, Perth, Western Australia, and also Corunna Downs. Morgan has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. She faces many challenges, such as fitting in at school, getting good marks for acceptance in University, and living life without her father. The book has been published in several parts 'for young readers' in the following parts

Sally Morgan was born in the Perth suburb of Manning in 1951 By contrast, Morgan’s book is the product of a number of different narrators or story tellers and draws on a modern form of oral transmission.

Sally Morgan was born in the Perth suburb of Manning in 1951. Within My Place itself, Gladys explains to Nan that Sally is writing the book as a form of counter-history: There’s been nothing written about people like us, all the history’s about the white man. There’s nothing about Aboriginal people and what they’ve been through (159). By contrast, Morgan’s book is the product of a number of different narrators or story tellers and draws on a modern form of oral transmission. We are told in the book that Sally taped the stories of her mother, grandmother, and Uncle Arthur and then transcribed them.

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. She uncovers that she is not white but n that was kept a secret because of the stigma of society

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Laitchai
Had this book for many years, but only now read it through carefully. Australia is close to me in many ways and this book brought it much closer. My mother's sister, brother in law and parents immigrated to Australia in 1950 from the Displaced Person camps we were living in after WW2 in Germany. My dad, mom and I came to the US in 1951 when I was 3. Today, my eldest daughter is married to an Aussie and my 2 granddaughters were born there. Since 1981, I've been down under twenty times on business and to visit. I love that country and its people, but I am keenly aware of its history white prejudice. "New Australians" like my Hungarian family felt the brunt of discrimination after they arrived in the 1950s. Such is the story of immigrants everywhere to some degree.

I relished Sally Morgan's heartfelt and intimate story about her family with aboriginal roots handed down through her half-aboriginal grandmother, Nan, and why this family "secret" was hidden under the mask of heritage from India. We see life in Australia through the nuances of skin color and evidence of bloodline. A key moment in this book for me was Nan's brother Arthur, also from an aboriginal mother and white father, stating Nan was "brainwashed" by whites with political power over her to believe she was a lesser person due to her looks and color indicating aboriginal blood. Arthur we learn was no less than heroic in his struggles to overcome his status through working harder and smarter that his white counterparts. Nan bent but never broke under the forces she could not change.

This book is also about PTSD that was poorly understood after WW2. We meet the story of Morgan's white father Bill who suffered torture during captivity in the European theater. Because he had not lost a limb or gone blind of deaf, his pyshcological wounds were looked upon as malingering, as him being not tough enough, thus more his fault. The crude underbelly of Social Darwinism drives these attitudes among some people to this day: The lucky and successful are blessed by some kind of god--the rest can go to hell.

This caste as color system, more ingrained in India than most countries, is nevertheless apparent in every culture. Why white Scandinavian skin and the blue-eyed blond became the iconic peak of human aesthetic evolution, is not merely a European prejudice--blond trophy wives are common to men of every skin color. There are psychological and cultural factors for this phenomenon yet to be thoroughly explained. Hints of why white is attractive bleed through in Morgan's memoir, but the beauty of the "blackfella" bleeds through way stronger. The special aboriginal story and their place down under is yet being told. Morgan has offered us a foundation for telling it well through the voices of those who live it.

Nargas
Reading the other reviews on here, I find it interesting to note that just about everyone gives it either 5 stars or 1 star, but there's almost nothing in between. It's quite true that it is a poorly written book - the writing is dull and prosaic, and there's little to recommend it from a literary point of view. Had I not had to read it for a class, I doubt I would have bothered finishing it. The narrative of searching and redemption which runs throughout is so predictable and cliché that I have the feeling that if this had been an American story it would have been snatched up by Oprah's Book Club long ago. Having said that, however, I think there are some important things about this book that probably need consideration.
More than the book itself, what I find interesting is that this was a huge bestseller in Australia. And I mean HUGE. She may well be the highest grossing Indigenous author in the country, although I'd be guessing. The fact that so many people read the book says something about the mood of White Australia over the last twenty years, with this country trying to come to grips with its shameful past. I've inclined to believe that most of this is an attempt to ease collective white guilt than actually taking steps to reconcile and compensate for over two centuries of oppression. Sally Morgan's book is popular, I think, because she doesn't actually challenge her audience to move much beyond their comfort zone, and the construction of Aboriginality that she presents is quite problematic, stereotypical, and firmly entrenched in the past.
The book has attracted quite a lot of controversy in Australia, mostly in academic circles, but occasionally this rears its head in the mainstream media (for example, the issue of the Drake-Brockmans demanding DNA testing to prove Morgan is not descended from their ancestors). The idea of the 'truthfulness' of the book is largely a question of genre more than anything else: is it an autobiography or a non-fiction novel? 'My Place' raises a lot of questions about how we define these categories, and about the nature of history and memory work.
People might be interested to know that the book also attracted a considerable amount of backlash from the Aboriginal community itself: she is often criticised for asserting an Aboriginal identity that, by her own admission, she did not grow up with. Unaware of her Indigenous origins for most of her youth, she claims her Aboriginality without ever having lived with what it really meant to be Aboriginal in the 1950s-70s. Because she has fairer skin than the stereotypical Aboriginal person, she had the luxury of pretending to be of a different nationality - an option simply not available to many Indigenous Australians - and was thus not subjected to the same level of prejudice which she might otherwise have been.
If you're interested in Australian history and Aboriginal issues you should probably read Sally Morgan's 'My Place', not because it's good writing, but because it has certainly been a landmark in the recent history of Australian literature. However, I also suggest trying to lay your hands on some of the material which critiques Morgan's work in order to gain a more balanced perspective of Indigenous Australia. Alternatively, for an all-round better account of what is now known as the Stolen Generation, try Doris Pilkington's 'Rabbit Proof Fence', or the film by the same name. If read with a critical mind, 'My Place' is worthy of a look, but it is highly problematic taken at face value.

Quamar
This has been one of my favorite books as I "read my way around the world," and this is one of the best autobiographies I've ever read. The book gave a good feel for Australian culture in general. It touched on growing up, family secrets, Australian history, Aboriginal culture, race issues, even war and mental health. It was a page-turner for me. I found myself picking up the book during breakfast, work breaks, even staying up late at night to read the next couple of chapters. The writing slogged a bit during the stories of her grandmother and her great uncle, but nothing you can't get through, and I learned a lot. This was a very enjoyable book, and I can easily see how it claims the descriptor as "An Australian Classic." I'll be donating my paperback to the public library and buying a hardcover copy to read again in the future.

Xurad
Entertaining, edifying story. Well written. I learned a lot about the unfortunate relationship between whites and Aboriginals in Australia. while following Sally Morgan on her captivating journey of inner and ancestral exploration. Full of humor and tragedy.

Celore
Excellent book - read before leaving on a trip to Australia and it was a good choice. True story that really tells about the Aboriginal experience.

Gaxaisvem
The book was delivered in the condition promised. I thought that expedited delivery should have been faster than it was by a day or two.

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