The Ration Shed Museum
A heart warming meeting!

A heart warming meeting!

The Ration Shed President, Aunty Sandra Morgan, had a surprise visit today. More than 50 years ago Sandra worked...

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Ration Shed AGM - 6 December 2017.

Ration Shed AGM - 6 December 2017.

The Ration Shed Museum Management Committee and Staff invite you to join us for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Ration Shed...

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Renovating the Buildings in the Ration Shed Museum Precinct!

Renovating the Buildings in the Ration Shed Museum Precinct!

The Cherbourg Historical Precinct recently received a grant from the Queensland Government’s ‘Building our Regions’ program for the revitalisation...

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75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders

75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders

On the 14th of September a potent ceremony was held at the Ration Shed Museum to acknowledge the 75th...

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ReFire Project

ReFire Project

At the launch of the Barambah Pottery exhibition: Barambah <> Cherbourg <> Art <> Craft at kuril dhagun (State Library of Queensland) in...

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Making Exterior artworks & furniture

Making Exterior artworks & furniture

Local artists worked closely with Ratartat, a group of Specialist artists and a master craftsman, Owen Foale to produce...

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Welcome to the Ration Shed Museum

Sandra Morgan, Cherbourg ChairpersonGreetings

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 and sharing 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 know 2018 is going to be a good year. We are in the process of renovating some of our 5 historic buildings. We are carefully renovating to honour our history and culture. Please be patient with us as we go through this revitalisation process. Some historic buildings and displays are still accessible but others are off limits. Please keep visiting us – we need your support and can’t wait to show you the new exhibitions and displays and our more user friendly and renovated buildings. We envisage everything being completed towards the end of March 2018 but will keep you posted.

We have a vibrant 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. We are always on the look out for support and feedback.

Our opening hours are from 9am-4pm – Monday until Thursday. Friday 9am- 1pm. Bookings for weekends can only be made for large groups and will incur a extra fee.

Come and visit us and share our dream. I look forward to meeting you,

Sandra




Closed over Christmas and New Year

The Committee, Volunteers and Staff  from the Ration Shed Museum would like to take this opportunity to thank the many organisations and individuals who have supported our organisation during 2017. We look forward to catching up with you again in 2018 The Museum will be closed from Friday the 22nd o   → View item

A heart warming meeting!

The Ration Shed President, Aunty Sandra Morgan, had a surprise visit today. More than 50 years ago Sandra worked as a domestic in a home in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon. One of the children who  she cared for was the 7 year old Annie Richards, 5th youngest of 8 in the household. Sandra was 19. Anni   → View item

Ration Shed AGM – 6 December 2017.

The Ration Shed Museum Management Committee and Staff invite you to join us for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Ration Shed Museum Members and friends welcome 3:30 pm
 – Registration and afternoon tea 4 pm to 5 pm – Annual General Meeting  Agenda -Confirmatio   → View item

Renovating the Buildings in the Ration Shed Museum Precinct!

The Cherbourg Historical Precinct recently received a grant from the Queensland Government’s ‘Building our Regions’ program for the revitalisation of the buildings and environments within the Precinct. Work has now begun on the Boys’ Dormitory building. We began by stripping out the asbestos and the   → View item

75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders

On the 14th of September a potent ceremony was held at the Ration Shed Museum to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders from the Torres Strait during WW11. It is a forgotten and painful history. 170 men, women and children from Thursday, Horn and Hammond Island   → View item

ReFire Project

At the launch of the Barambah Pottery exhibition: Barambah <> Cherbourg <> Art <> Craft at kuril dhagun (State Library of Queensland) in December 2016 Aunty Sandra officially announced that Arts Queensland had generously granted funding to reignite decorative ceramic production in    → 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