Rock-Art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia


This series showcases innovative research in Indigenous studies, history and culture. Thematically, it profiles ways in which settler society and Indigenous cultures have intersected, clashed, melded and meshed. Each book emerges out of research conducted in close collaboration and partnership with Indigenous people and communities.

The series is geographically confined to Oceania. It is wide-ranging in subject-matter, yet it has a distinct focus on cross-cultural dialogues. Its intention is to illustrate the comparative and contrasting elements of Indigenous and settler histories. It represents an important intellectual shift towards research that includes Indigenous perspectives, involvement and tradition.

Liam M. Brady is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University and an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Western Australia.

The Torres Strait islands have historically been geographically divided into three main island groups: Western, Central, and Eastern. The earliest documented record of rock-art in the region was from A.C. Haddon in 1888.

Cite this Record

Rock-Art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia. Liam Brady, Lynette Russel. Pictures, Patterns and Objects. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2010 ( tDAR id: 366802)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 141.053; min lat: -11.125 ; max long: 144.404; max lat: -7.842 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Liam Brady

Record Identifiers

isbn(s): 9781921875069