History Queensland and its members have received an invitation from Councillor Amanda Cooper, Chairman for Infrastructure, Brisbane City Council to participate in a rolling program of works to recognise certain Brisbane streets which share their names with people, places and events of historical significance to the First World War.
Proudly worn by soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Australian Imperial Force in both World Wars, the ‘Rising Sun’ badge has become an integral part of the digger tradition. The distinctive shape of the badge, worn on the upturned side of a slouch hat, has evolved over time and is commonly identified with the spirit of Anzac.
The Brisbane City Council recently installed the Australian Defence Force ‘Rising Sun’ badge on street signs in a number of locations across Brisbane under Council’s Streets of Remembrance project.
The Streets of Remembrance project was developed to honour the Anzac centenary by marking streets with names relevant to Australia’s war history. The first round of the Streets of Remembrance was timed with the 100 year anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli and saw 88 street signs in 18 locations in Brisbane receive the ‘Rising Sun’ badge. This was extended in 1916, with further signs to follow around Anzac Day 2017.
Council would like to invite History Queensland and its members to nominate any streets that you consider would be eligible to see commemorated in this special way. Please ensure your nominations share the same name as people, places or events of historical significance to the First World War. Submissions can be forwarded to Council directly on (07) 3403 8888 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org