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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. 

Location

Address:Badog Beach, Darnley (Erub) Island
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -9.597319
Long: 143.769189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Link: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/heritag…

Dedication

Front Inscription

In loving memory of Dabad 1871: 'A man who denied his tribal laws and accepted the good news of salvation.'

Source: QHR
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