El Arish Diggers Museum

So … What do we get up to at the El Arish Diggers Museum?

The El Arish Diggers Museum is housed in the old Railway Station on Chauvel Street, El Arish. It contains a collection of the town’s documentary history and operates under the auspices of the El Arish Community Sports and Recreational Association Inc.

The Diggers Museum is where a dedicated Marie Carmen and her band of volunteers do the serious stuff of archiving and researching the history and culture of our ancestors and what has shaped our unique community.  The outstanding job done each year for our  ANZAC Day march and morning tea at the historical El Arish Hall can also largely be attributed to their efforts.

The Diggers Museum is an intimate venue making it the perfect place for small functions.  It has hosted 5 weddings and a wake in recent times.

The Diggers Museum is unmanned most days as it is run by volunteers but contact Marie Carman on 0438 288 412 or email and if it is possible she will be happy to open it up for you to see our excellent collection of memorabilia.

Great Morning Teas each Friday at 9.30 am with scrumptious freshly baked goodies from the Ladies all with a bit of history thrown in.


Come and join us!  All welcome.  Being totally self-funded, coin donations towards our fund raising is always appreciated at these events.




Our Committee had big plans for the Centenary Celebrations over a full weekend, which included a Dinner Dance and Fancy Dress Parade for the children and young at heart,but we are now having a very pared back event.  We will keep within the Covid restrictions and have an opening ceremony for our new Cenotaph Park Refurbishment Project which was possible via a grant from The Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet along with a grant from the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.  We will be addressed by His Excellency The Governor Paul De Jersey, Mr.David Martin OAM, and local dignitaries. In attendance will also be The Hon Bob Katter, Shane Knuth MP, CCRC Mayor Mark Nolan and Councillor Teresa Millwood.

The event will begin at 10.30 for an 11.00 start and will move on to a lunch at the El Arish RSL Memorial Hall, catered for by the generous ladies at the Tully CWA.  After luncheon we will have an opportunity to relax and talk and perhaps visit the El Arish Diggers Museum.



The Diggers Museum has hosted a number of Events and is the perfect venue for a small wedding, seminars, workshops and the like.


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