Daisy is given the lines: If the kids had gone, they probably would have been taken to separate places. To some extent Morgan is writing within the conventions of the traditional European genre of autobiography, but it is important to think about the ways in which her individual story becomes collective story-telling or communal history.
You need only read the testimonies in Bringing Them Home, the Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families Sterling P to understand that one of the effects of the practice of removing indigenous children from their families was that the children suffered contempt and denigration of their heritage, their own nature, and often the presence of Aboriginality was denied 3.
To make a long story short, she discovers that she is Aboriginal, and then sets about learning the stories of her family members to find out why this is such a shameful secret that must be hidden at all costs - even to the point of blatantly lying.
The normal practice in those days was that illegitimate children, especially children of teenagers, were institutionalised.
This is partly because the women are shown to suffer additionally by virtue of their sex, and there are historical reasons for this. Morgan has also published numerous childrens stories, an illustrated version of My Place, another novel, Wanamurraganya: That would have destroyed me.
Several of the family members are stated to have seen visions, both of the future and of God and angels, and to have seen signs and omens and the like. We are told in the book that Sally taped the stories of her mother, grandmother, and Uncle Arthur and then transcribed them.
The secrets are for Nan a source of power within the family group: Also there were quite a few typos and errors in the text, which was distracting.
In short, marks for Aboriginal people the beginning of colonialist invasion and a violent destruction of Indigenous culture.
I was always frightened to bring any attention to us. I always kept a low profile. The book is a personal-discovery narrative where Sally in Perth gradually persuades her mother Gladys, grandmother Daisy and great-uncle Arthur to reveal their life stories.
I refuse to believe that this is an ingrained trait. Not to mention that Aboriginals could be let go and hired into service elsewhere. I was very scared of authority.Characters: My Place - Sally Morgan. Introduction; Characters; Lang techniques; Sally - The first person narrator, Sally simply and candidly tells us the story of her life and her emerging self discovery and voice.
Sally learns to stand up for herself and asserts her rights as a. My Place Quotes (showing of 3) “Let me pass this way but once and do what good I can, I shall not pass this way again.” ― Sally Morgan, My Place. 4 likes.
Like “I came to the realisation that it was impossible to change my environment. I decided to try and change myself instead.”. Sally Morgan's My Place. 93 that lasts while lives are fleeting, is perhaps the greatest lesson they have for the world, and, oddly enough, it provides the best opportunity for reconciliation between white and black because it’s something that white people can acknowledge too – if they’re.
My Place tells the story of how Sally Morgan discovered who she is. In a way, it was a very touching story, and I'm glad that I read it. In a way, it was a very touching story, and I'm glad that I read it/5.
My Place is an autobiography written by artist Sally Morgan in It is about Morgan's quest for knowledge of her family's past and the fact that she has grown up under false pretences. It is about Morgan's quest for knowledge of her family's past and the Author: Sally Morgan.
My Place uses a Craft of Writing by ordinary people for ordinary people. The style appeals to non-literary readers. It is non-fiction yet it uses many of the conventions and processes of literature.Download