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We are excited that you’re thinking about coming out to visit us at the Ration Shed Museum. Be assured that all our programs and activities have strong links to the Australian Curriculum and will support the learning outcomes you are focused on back in the classroom.
All activities are guided by our Volunteers and staff at the Ration Shed Museum. This enables you, the Educator, to also enjoy the learning experience with your students.
Explore the various engaging and hands on activities on offer. If there is something else you wish to learn from your time shared with us, please let us know, and we will tailor your program to suit. Standard tours take 2.5 hours
Interpreting Aboriginal Art – its symbols and meanings as a form of communication
These boxes tell the story of strong women past and present. Listen to these women’s journeys and consider what you would put in your box to symbolise the people who have been your role models.
Explore the involvement of our Boys from Barambah in the First World War and beyond in our exhibition, film and related video and website activities. Also visit the Cherbourg Boys from Barambah Memorial Park to acknowledge our war heroes. (This is a curriculum-related package for schools).
Join Cherbourg Artists to try your hand at some local Indigenous art techniques. Paint a boomerang, screen print a t-shirt or another item, learn the art of lino printing. (please note: painting a wooden boomerang will entail an added charge of $5 and printing t-shirts will entail an added charge of $15)
Understand how Aboriginal people adapted and changed resources into artifacts and tools used for everyday living. Also learn the local Wakka Wakka dances for both men and women.
Explore the history of Barambah-Cherbourg through the decades to further understand what life was like, living under “The Act”.
Step into archives of the Ration Shed Museum to see and uncover information and the historical photographs and images of the past.
We are continually changing and updating our exhibitions. To date exhibitions include:
Under expert guidance you will be taught the art of throwing a boomerang (please note: painting a wooden boomerang will entail an added charge of $5)
Be guided by our workers to complete a series of work booklets relating to Cherbourg’s History and culture all aligned to the Australian National Curriculum.
Open Suggestions to tailor made programs.