Searching for Living Water: Sally Morgan, Kim Scott and Glenyse Ward and the Quest for Aboriginal Identity


  • Roderic Lacey 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'.

Author Biography

Roderic Lacey, Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University