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The first man of Dauan was Kogea who lived in a 'cave' where he continues to reside in the form of a large snake (see Laade 1971: 54-9; Lawrie 1970:139-42 and Wirz 1932: 292-93 for details).
At a more general level, Laade (1968: 148) distilled the following oral tradition on Torres Strait Islander origins related to him by the Rev.
Sagigi's narrative continues, documenting subsequent settlement of various islands of the Central Group (Laade 1968: 149; see also Lawrence 1989: 103-5).
Laade (1969:39, 1973:159) obtained oral testimony in the 1960s that Central Islanders from Waraber (Sue Island) and Paremar travelled around 600km south to Lizard Island for 'clubstone'.
On Dauan, Laade (1971:11) recorded that the great legendary hero Kuiam and Usuru (a Boigu man living on the Papuan coast) 'made friends by exchanging their weapons'.
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