Wondai State School Visits
70 students from Wondai State School and their teachers came to visit us on the 4th of September to celebrate NAIDOC at the Ration Shed. Frank Malone and the junior Wakka Wakka dancers welcomed them to Cherbourg and performed a Coroboree. We then split the students into 3 groups and they participated in 3 different workshops. A timeline history lesson and quiz, a film session and a question an answer session with an elder and an art workshop with Rocko and Sarah. We broke for lunch and Cherbourg Fresh served up a tasty sausage sizzle. When it was time to leave, Aunty Ada presented each student with a permit giving them permission to leave Cherbourg in the hope that they will come again. The feedback we received from students and teachers was very positive.
Stronger Smarter Visitors
The Stronger Smarter Leadership Program have visited us for the fourth time this year. They booked the entire Precinct from the 27th August until the 31st August. Their programs ran from 8.30 in the morning until 9pm at night. Everyone worked hard and it was rewarding to see teachers and principals so passionate about Indigenous Education.
Working on the Timeline Website
An Timeline Website Editorial meeting took place in the Memory Project Room. Adrian Anderson one of website designers briefed everyone and gave them a insight into the design. We spent a few hours debating what should go into our website and some of the Elders had questions like – “Will people still visit us if they can see everything online?” We spent time debating this and decided that visiting the Ration Shed was not just about information it is a sacred Historical space where people can meet Elders and members of the community and walk inside the historical buildings that once were places people feared to enter. Let us know what you think.
The Timeline Website has been funded by National Geographic and the ICC