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At the Ration Shed, we want visitors to experience what life was like for our people living under the Aboriginal Protection Act during much of the 20th century, and to share the many wonderful aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture and contemporary Cherbourg life. We want students to really understand the rich and varied history of this settlement and the people who live here.
We’ve developed some exciting interactive resources for all interests – including books, worksheets, videos, art objects, online photographic and oral history collections, onsite displays and exhibitions, guided tours and art workshops. Many of these have been developed specifically for use by schools as part of curriculum-based Indigenous studies.
These have been designed to be enjoyable, fun, informative and educational.
We welcome school groups, university students and general visitors to the Ration Shed. If you can’t make it out to Cherbourg to see us, then go to www.rationshed.com.au and www.rationshed.com.au where you can join our community and access these resources.
Accommodation and other interests
For reasonable accommodation and another point of interest, we suggest you visit the Barambah Educational Centre. The Centre is 40 minutes from the Ration Shed Museum.
The Barambah Environmental Education Centre is an Education Queensland residential camp facility situated in Wratten’s National Park 50 km west of Gympie and 48 km east of Murgon. Students visiting the centre have access to a range of forest areas that are rich in human history and natural diversity. The Centre is situated on a traditional Aboriginal pathway, and the local environment and Centre facilities provide visiting students with unique opportunities to study first-hand cultural perspectives, diverse environments, human impact on the environment and sustainable living technologies and practices. For further information please phone 0741 688 190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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