Language and the mission : talking and translating on Groote Eylandt 1943-1973

Laura Rademaker
This thesis examines the ways missionary encounters with indigenous languages challenged or contributed to processes of colonisation - an issue that is contested by historians and anthropologists alike. Missionaries all over the world have faced the challenge of sharing their Word with another culture, another language. The thesis grapples with the question of whether the imperatives of translation resulted in cooperative relationships with local people or whether the determination to translate made indigenous languages and...
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