Rock Paintings of Somerset


The colonial settlement of Somerset is located on the coast approximately 10km southeast of the tip of Cape York. The Somerset rock-art site consists of a large sandstone rockshelter located approximately 3m above High Water Mark which was formed through wave action cutting into the cliff face. A total of 353 paintings have been documented at Somerset, consisting of 289 Determinate and 64 Indeterminate images. Determinate paintings have been executed as monochrome and bichrome images, and a wide range of colours. Computer-enhanced images are included.

Cite this Record

Rock Paintings of Somerset. Liam Brady, Lynette Russel. In Pictures, Patterns and Objects: Rock-Art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2010 ( tDAR id: 367128)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 141.064; min lat: -11.222 ; max long: 144.426; max lat: -7.471 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Liam Brady

Record Identifiers

isbn(s): 9781921875069