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Dabad`s Monument commemorates the role of Dabad in bringing Christianity to the Torres Strait.
The missionaries arrived at Erub (Darnley Island) on 1 July 1871, an event that came to be known as the `Coming of the Light`. Dabad, one of the tribal elders of the island, met them at Kemus Beach. Dabad befriended the missionaries and introduced them to Amani, another tribal elder, and the rest of the Erub Islanders.
|Address:||Badog Beach, Darnley (Erub) Island|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -9.597319|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
In loving memory of Dabad 1871: 'A man who denied his tribal laws and accepted the good news of salvation.'