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Discoveries reveal things that we often would prefer to keep hidden Discuss the concept of Discovery and the effects it has on those who are involved You must refer to your set text and supplementary material which you have studied in relation to this topic The topic discovery involves the reviling of past things that were previously unknown These truths can range from physical objects to self-awareness from new knowledge to hidden memory However discovery can be such a powerful thing that some things may be better left hidden An example of someone discovering the past is in the set text Sally Morgans My Place The supplementary material that will be Paperbark-tree by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Sarahs Story from the National Inquiry Two issues that are raised in My Place are the discovery of self and the search for historical truth Part of growing up involves the discovery of self This normally means finding out your familys history In My Place Sally grows up feeling that there is a lot about her past that she doesnt know the feeling that a very vital part of me was missing and that Id never belong anywhere When she was a child her best friend was Winnie the Pooh She felt that she had a lot in common because they both felt like misfits Both her mother and grandmother know that Sally doesnt know much about their Aboriginal heritage and so therefore tell her that she is Indian Come on Mum what are we What do the kids at school say Anything Italian Greek Indian Tell them youre Indian Eventually Sally finds out that she is Aboriginal and by finding this out starts her on a quest for knowledge This feeling of having not much idea of who you are may make you want to go and find out the truth A big example of this is Aborigines who were taken from their parents as
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