Place:El Arish, Queensland, Australia


NameEl Arish
Coordinates17.8°S 146°E
Located inQueensland, Australia

El Arish was named after the town which was located on the Sinai Peninsula in Palestine and nowadays is in Egypt. During World War 1 it was the site of a strategically important battle, the winning of which enabled the Allied Forces to push forward to Damascus. The Supervisor of the Settlement of El Arish was a Francis Martin.