Rock Paintings of Dauan


The island of Dauan is located 10km south of Papua New Guinea and contains the northern-most documented rock-art sites of Australia. Geologically Dauan consists of Late Carboniferous-Early Permian rocks that form part of the Badu Suite of granite. A total of 70 red rock paintings, in various stages of deterioration were recorded from four sites on the north-facing side of the island. Photos of the rock-art along with cumputer-enhanced images are located in this monograph.

Cite this Record

Rock Paintings of Dauan. Liam Brady, Lynette Russel. In Pictures, Patterns and Objects: RockArt of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia.. Pp. 97-119. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2010 ( tDAR id: 366799)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 142.505; min lat: -9.461 ; max long: 142.57; max lat: -9.392 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Liam Brady

Record Identifiers

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