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My Place

By: Sally Morgan
Narrated by: Melodie Reynolds
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In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother's birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. My Place is a moving account of a search for truth into which a whole family is gradually drawn, finally freeing the tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.

©1988 Sally Morgan (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A poignant rendering of our neglected history

The sad truth of Australian history is that white people enslaved Aboriginal Australians for much of our history. This book tells the story of how the yearning for family and identity is a powerful need. this book opens the eyes to the tragedy of Aboriginal treatment and serves as a lesson on how the little things keep people connected.

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Essential listening for all Australians

I realise I'm about 30 years late to the party, but there's a reason My Place is a classic.

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Heart warming and funny

I read this book as part of my HSC IN 1990/91. Listening to it on audible 32 years later I loved it all over again yet more so now that I now have an indigenous daughter who lacks connection to country through VERY similar circumstances that many indigenous peoples experiences too.

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Amazing

Thankyou to Sally for such a wonderful story so well written. Thankyou to Melodie for reading it to me so beautifully. I will never forget it.

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A moving story

What a beautiful book, raw and real, sharing the story of what aboriginals have been through. Thank you for sharing your story Sally.

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Old Favourite

I have loved this book since first reading it in year 11 and have read and now listened to it many times over the last 30 years.

Do yourself a favour and drop in to Sally's Place.

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A read for all people, esp the white ones

What a journey listening to Sally Morgan’s story. I was captivated by the narrator from the get go. I experienced every emotion reading this true life tale and will be singing its praises to my family and friends. I’m not Australian but I’m a white New Zealander but regardless there are lessons a plenty, goodness knows we’ve have our own tales in my country but in this instance my heart goes out to all indigenous people around the World who have been oppressed and abused by the white man,in fact for anyone who finds themselves being treated separated out, and are being treated appallingly and unjustly. ‘Be Kind’ is what Um taking away from this book…Just Be Kind. Thank you Sally Morgan for opening my eyes and my heart & sharing your Whanau’s story.

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important and impactful

This story will stay with me for a long time. This book has incredible reviews for a reason, all white Australians should read it

Woah.

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Beautiful Story

What a beautiful story written from the heart! I laughed, I cried too along with a host of other emotions. It was well written and beautifully read. I would recommend every Australian to read this depiction of a wonderful life. Thank you Sally Morgan for telling us your story. It’s part of Australia’s history.

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An important and moving story

This is a beautiful and moving family story of connection, identity and belonging. Such an important story for all Australians to hear, feel and understand.

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