The Ration Shed Museum
Apology Event

Apology Event

On the 24 February we celebrated the Apology at the Ration Shed Museum. The event was held in the...

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St Mary's teachers visit

St Mary's teachers visit

35 Teachers from St. Mary’s Primary School in Ipswich visited us and were treated to a day, filled with...

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New Shade Cloth

New Shade Cloth

We've had our new shade cloth installed. This means that when school students and visitors come and visit us,...

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Ration Shed open until 24th December

Ration Shed open until 24th December

The Ration Shed Museum will be open until the 24th December. Come on down and visit us, have a...

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Many Threads - Deadly Pink Ribbon Event

Many Threads - Deadly Pink Ribbon Event

The Many Threads group has been running for two years. There is a core group of 15 women that...

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Remembrance Day at the Ration Shed

Remembrance Day at the Ration Shed

On the 11th of November we celebrated Remembrance Day at the Ration Shed – remembering our Black Diggers –...

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Welcome to the Ration Shed Museum

Sandra Morgan, Cherbourg ChairpersonGreetings and a happy 2015 to you all.

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




Apology Event

On the 24 February we celebrated the Apology at the Ration Shed Museum. The event was held in the Boys Dormitory. Elder, Ada Simpson from the Ration Shed Museum and Tarita Fisher from Community Health, spoke passionately about what the Apology meant to them. Aunty Ada spoke about the survivors of th   → View item

St Mary’s teachers visit

35 Teachers from St. Mary’s Primary School in Ipswich visited us and were treated to a day, filled with personal stories and first hand accounts of what life was like growing up on the mission.  The teachers experienced first hand the various activities on offer to school groups through our excursio   → View item

New Shade Cloth

We’ve had our new shade cloth installed. This means that when school students and visitors come and visit us, they won’t have to sit in the blazing sun anymore. The design on the cloth was made by our local artists – The Yidding artists. This project was funded by the Gambling Comm   → View item

Ration Shed open until 24th December

The Ration Shed Museum will be open until the 24th December. Come on down and visit us, have a cuppa and buy your Xmas gifts from our shop. We will be closed from the 25th December until the 5th of January 2015. We wish you all a peaceful and Happy Festive Season.   → View item

Many Threads – Deadly Pink Ribbon Event

The Many Threads group has been running for two years. There is a core group of 15 women that meet in the Boys Dormitory every Wednesday to yarn, sew and connect with each other. The IAS and the Barambah Medical Centre fund workshop activities and most of the materials and equipment but the women al   → View item

Remembrance Day at the Ration Shed

On the 11th of November we celebrated Remembrance Day at the Ration Shed – remembering our Black Diggers – our Boys from Barambah, who enlisted for World War 1. The proceedings started at 10:30 at the Cherbourg War Memorial. Eric Law was master of ceremonies. It was a moving ceremony with Damian Bon   → 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