Searching for Living Water: Sally Morgan, Kim Scott and Glenyse Ward and the Quest for Aboriginal Identity
Australian Catholic University
I intend to explore three texts by Nyungar (Aboriginal) writers - Sally Morgan's 'My Place' (1987); Kim Scott's 'True Country' (1993) and Glenyse Ward's 'Wandering Girl' (1993)- from this double perspective: as texts through which protagonists engage in searching for the living water of Aboriginal identity; and as 'multi-dimensional spaces', as 'tissues of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture', where a 'variety of writings ... blend and clash'.
The University of Sydney acknowledges that its campuses and facilities sit on the ancestral lands of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have for thousands of generations exchanged knowledge for the benefit of all.