Edited by Yves Gambier and Ubaldo Stecconi
[Benjamins Translation Library 145] 2019
► pp. 39–54
Chapter 2. Recent tradition in Australia
This report offers a diachronic view of the concept of Translation in Australia from the time of British colonisation. It traces the events in Translation practice which have led to the current, broadly instrumental view of Translation. From the attempts at Bible translation into indigenous languages, to the provision of a telephone interpreter service, Translation was first an instrument of colonisation, then of religious conversion and, since World War 2 in particular, part of the armoury in the nation-building efforts through the migration program.