Trench art in El Arish
A photographic commission was recently undertaken by the El Arish Museum. The images depict the personal belongings of Frederick Neebone King, one of the first Europeans to settle in the area in 1906. Fred was a timber getter (cedar cutter) and held 637 acres of land to the north of El Arish. Fred was also active in the First World War and fought in the Battle of Damascus. On Fred’s return he brought back a collection of trench art. This image portrays one object from the private collection of one of the museum members.
The Museum, recently refurbished after Cyclone Yasi, will hold a small photographic display which documents the life of Fred King and other early El Arish stories. It will co-incide with the 80th anniversery of the ANZAC Day ceremony in the town. The Museum is open on Friday mornings 9am – 12pm.
Image – Michael Marzik