Hello, I’m Sandra Morgan. I’m the Chairperson of the Ration Shed Museum. Welcome to our website. I was raised in Cherbourg and have lived here all my life and I’m passionate about preserving our history.
When our Elders were moved off the land and taken to Cherbourg they were cut off from their traditional sources of food and were given weekly rations of mainly flour, sugar, tea, sago, rice, split peas and meat. The rations were given from a wooden shed which we have restored and call The Ration Shed Museum. We use the Ration Shed as a space to tell our stories.
We want visitors to see and experience what life was like for our people living under the Aboriginal Protection Act during the first half of the 20th century, as well as show them the many wonderful aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture and contemporary Cherbourg life.
Have a look around – we have just set up our site and are planning on making it an exciting interactive site that you can visit regularly.
We hope this site will encourage you to come and visit us at the Ration Shed Museum. In the meantime keep up to date with the latest news about what’s new and upcoming events at the Ration Shed and Cherbourg by visiting our Latest News section.
2013 is going to be a good year for us. We have a recently installed a Timeline that documents the history of Cherbourg and are in the process of developing a website that will complement the Timeline. We are also producing a history book, educational workbooks and worksheets for schools. We have a great program in place for visiting school students and visitors.
We’ve recently been knocked by the floods but that wont stop us from getting back to business.
Come and visit us and share our dream. I look forward to meeting you.