The Rising Sun Badge Sculpture was handmade by our local blacksmith Brent Cook for the Soldier Settlement Centenary of El Arish on the 1st of August 2020.

The celebrations were attended by the governor of Queensland, his honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs de Jersey, Bob Katter MP, Shane Knuth MP and many Australian Defence Forces, RSL and government officials and members, and the local community. 

The sculpture can be seen at our Cenotaph on the corner of Monash and Ryrie Streets, not far from the El Arish RSL Memorial Hall

The project was made possible with grants from the Queensland Premiers Department Veterans Memorial Programme and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. The sculpture was also a finalist in the 2020 Australian Street Art Awards