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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Translating Aboriginal Myths
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'Never, as in the translation of Aboriginal myths, the problem of whether it is a case of translation or transformation appears more dramatic. The stories of Aboriginal myths have certainly suffered for various manipulations in the course of time, because they are older than most archaic western poems. Several of them were lost after the arrival of the white colonists. The surviving stories were collected in field studies and translated/transported into English and, usually, from English into other languages.' (p183)

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  • 'Songs of the Knob-tailed Gecko' appears in Indigenous text as well as in English and Italian translations. (p 187-191)

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