Publication details [#2210]

Cooke, Michael. 1995. Understood by all concerned? Anglo/Aboriginal legal translation. In Millán-Valera, Carmen. Translation and the business of normalization: the Galician case. In : 339–356. : 37–63.


In this paper, the author gives a detailed account of an unusual effort by a Coroner’s Court in Australia to make a point of Case Law fully comprehensible to an Aboriginal people whose assumptions about human nature make the explanation difficult indeed. A case is made for the importance of legal translators and interpreters having a voice of their own in these delicate processes of cross-cultural understanding.
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