Rock Paintings of Badu


The island of Badu and its smaller satellite islands is historically known for having a reputation of fearful headhunting raids to neighbouring islands. Badu's geological structure forms part of the Badu Suite of granite. A total of 24 rock-art sites consisting of 188 pictures have been documented from 2001 to 2004. The paintings are either monochrome or bichrome, and use three different colours: red, white and yellow. A single stencil has also been documented from an island site.

Cite this Record

Rock Paintings of Badu. Liam Brady. In Pictures, Patterns and Objects: Rock-Art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2010 ( tDAR id: 366798)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 142.064; min lat: -10.188 ; max long: 142.197; max lat: -10.042 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Liam Brady

Record Identifiers

isbn(s): 978-1-921875-06-9