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Translating Aboriginal words across languages

Petkovic, J. (2007) Translating Aboriginal words across languages. IM: Interactive Media (3).

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The Stefano manuscript is not only a unique ethnographic document but it also contains a collection of Aboriginal words and expressions which, although small in number, give us a valuable and rare record of the language spoken along the North West coast of Australia during the second half of the nineteenth century.1 The only other comparable North West vocabulary from this period of colonial history is the 1861 Ngarluma vocabulary of 70 words, compiled by Pemberton Walcott.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: National Academy of Screen and Sound
School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: National Academy of Screen and Sound
Copyright: 2009 Murdoch University
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