David Newry Nyoongoong is an accomplished Aboriginal elder, but he still remembers the day he was a skinny, scared 16-year-old boy appearing in court for the first time.
- Erin Parke
“I was shaking in the dock because it was really frightening,” he said.
“I didn’t understand the evidence, I wasn’t asked, and I just stood there not understanding what was happening.”
The Miriwoong man is now an Aboriginal interpreter, working to ensure Indigenous people get a fair hearing in court — whether they are witnesses, victims, or…