121 Primary school students visit us!

121 Primary school students visit us!

Hundreds of school children and visitors are coming to Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum to learn about Cherbourg’s history and...

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"Many Threads Exhibition opens on International Women's Day

"Many Threads Exhibition opens on International Women's Day

We opened our “Many Threads” Exhibition on International Women’s Day and what a great day it was. It was...

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Contemporary Artwork with Judy Watson

Contemporary Artwork with Judy Watson

Judy Watson ran a 2-day contemporary art workshop for local artists. It was a small, intense workshop and some...

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Welcome to the Ration Shed Museum

Sandra Morgan, Cherbourg ChairpersonHello, I’m Sandra Morgan, chairperson of the Ration Shed Museum. I was raised in Cherbourg and have lived here all my life and I’m passionate about preserving our history.

We use the Ration Shed as a space to tell our stories and we would like 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 Aboriginal culture and contemporary Cherbourg life.

We have a great education program in place for schools and visitors. View our Education page to explore what we have to offer. We hope this site will encourage you to come and visit us at the Ration Shed Museum. Come and visit us and share our dream. I look forward to meeting you,

Sandra




FUN RUN UPDATES – GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON!!!

Did you hear that Petero Civoniceva is leading off the Fun Run and will be there to hand out prizes? Did you know that there will be sports workshops in Cherbourg after the Fun Run? Traditional games with Brian Hegarty, softball with Kelly McKellar-Nathan, footy with Michael deVere and basketball wi   → View item

Fun Run Registrations now open!

Registrations are now open for the Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run/Fun Walk from Murgon to Cherbourg. The event will kick off at the Murgon Showgrounds at 8am on Sunday 27 April 2014.  Participants are invited to run or walk the 7 kilometre road to Cherbourg.   Registration fees range from $2 for   → View item

Brisbane launch of “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg”

On Thursday we had the Brisbane launch of “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg” at kurul dhagun at State Library in Brisbane. It was a good turn out, although the rain kept some people away. People loved the book and many were sold. It was good to see so many Bris   → View item

121 Primary school students visit us!

Hundreds of school children and visitors are coming to Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum to learn about Cherbourg’s history and engage with Indigenous culture, which is wonderful. On Friday the 21 March we had 121 students in year 6 & 7 visit from St Patricks in Gympie. When a school group visits l   → View item

Brisbane launch of “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg”

You are invited to join us for the launch of our latest publication – “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg”at Kuril Dhagun at the State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane on Thursday the 27 March 2014 at 4pm. We hope to see you there. Please note our book is also available   → View item

“Many Threads Exhibition opens on International Women’s Day

We opened our “Many Threads” Exhibition on International Women’s Day and what a great day it was. It was good to see so many wonderful women dressed in purple and other rainbow colours. Our guests were served a high tea by some of our “white maids!” Some of the maids joked about being exploited.  It   → View item

Visit the Cherbourg Memory Project

Our Cherbourg Memory web app allows you to browse our archive of photos and videos as well as discovering aboriginal history in South East Qld with our Decade by Decade and Theme timeline apps. » View now