Sally Morgan | Brief Biography


Sally Morgan | Brief Biography

Sally Morgan | Brief Biography

Sally Morgan | Brief Biography

Sally Morgan is a renowned Australian author and indigenous rights activist. She was born on January 5, 1951, in Perth, Western Australia. Morgan comes from the Palku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is the daughter of a mixed-race couple and was raised in Perth by her maternal grandparents, who were of Indigenous Australian and English descent.

Morgan’s first book, “My Place,” was published in 1987 and is a landmark work in the field of Indigenous Australian literature. The book is a personal narrative that details her search for her family’s history and her own identity. It is considered a classic of Australian literature and has been widely read and studied in schools and universities across the country.

Morgan’s work as an author has been motivated by a desire to raise awareness of the issues facing Indigenous Australians, particularly in regard to the loss of their cultural heritage and the ongoing effects of colonialism. In addition to “My Place,” she has written several other books, including “Somewhere Around the Corner” (1997), “Journey to the Stone Country” (2002), and “The Binna Binna Man” (2009).

In addition to her work as a writer, Morgan is also a prominent indigenous rights activist. She has been involved in a number of organizations and campaigns that aim to promote the rights of Indigenous Australians and has given numerous talks and speeches on the subject.

Morgan’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for “My Place,” the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for “Somewhere Around the Corner,” and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award for Excellence in Literature. 0 0 0.


“My Place” by Sally Morgan (1987)
“Somewhere Around the Corner” by Sally Morgan (1997)
“Journey to the Stone Country” by Sally Morgan (2002)
“The Binna Binna Man” by Sally Morgan (2009)
“Indigenous Literary Studies: A Reader” edited by Aidan Worms (2017)
“The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature” edited by William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton, and Barry Andrews (1994). ***

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