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Advanced English Area of Study Inner Journeys Texts Used My Place by Sally Morgan Journeys Board of Studies Stimulus Booklet Inner Journeys Eye contact Ladies and Gentlemen I am here this morning to take you deeper into the possible meaning behind those two simple words My texts that I will be using today all have many links to the concept of the inner journey and intertextual links with each other My main prescribed texts are Sally Morgans My Place published in 1987 and the Journeys Stimulus Booklet for the Area of Study I have chosen three texts out of the booklet a film review Blood on the Tracks by Renay Walker the poem Journey to the Interior by Margaret Atwood and a quote by Shirley Geok-lin Lim The Town Where Time Stands Still Inner Journeys are a difficult concept to grasp hold of They take so many different forms in so many different places how can we even begin to try to define them There are many different views held about what an inner journey is and from the texts that I have chosen I have formed my own concepts around the Inner Journey In My Place Sally Morgan is throughout her book searching for her true identity She wants to have a sense of purpose to her life and this leads her into her search for her familys heritage At the beginning of the book while we are reading her childhood memories she can not understand why Nan wont tell her about their past I felt all churned up but I didnt know why I had accepted by now that Nan was dark and that our heritage was not shared by most Australians but if Nan was Aboriginal why didnt she say so Sally writes in first person which effectively draws us into the ups and downs that she experiences on her search
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