The Ration Shed MuseumEvents and Exhibitions

Events and Exhibitions

The Ration Shed hosts many events and exhibitions through the year. On this page we highlight a number of these. If you wish to obtain further information about any of the listed events or exhibitions please contact us here


Fun Run 2019

May 21, 2019 On May the 19th the Ration Shed held it’s 6th Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg. More than 500 walkers and runners took part this year, either tackling the 7km distance from Murgon Showgrounds to the Ration Shed Museum along Cherbourg Road, or a shorter 3km course around C   → View item

A Light Horse Brigade in Cherbourg?

The recent Centenary of Remembrance prompts many questions concerning the history of our Indigenous soldiers. The first question that many people ask is: why did more than 1,000 Indigenous Australians serve in the war when the Defence and Aboriginal Protection Acts barred them from joining the armed   → View item

Golden Oldies Rock Cherbourg

Guests travelled from near and far to rock the Cherbourg Community Hall for the 2018 Golden Oldies event on Saturday 10 November. This year’s event was once again made possible through the generosity of the Building Strong Families Foundation and long-time supporters Pastor Albert and Nancy Bowie an   → View item

Weaving Women Get Together

The Many Threads sewing and craft group hosted a luncheon and tour at the Ration Shed Museum to mark the commencement of a second cultural exchange and weekend of weaving, wellbeing and wonderful women! In March this year a number of the Many Threads women attended the first weekend weaving workshop   → View item

Wide Bay-Burnett Potters Association Annual Convention

The 2018 Wide Bay-Burnett Potters Association’s annual convention was held in Bundaberg over the weekend of 13–14 October. Approximately 80 members and non-members from South East Queensland gathered to share food and friendship, new and old pottery techniques, and their personal pottery experiences   → View item

Many Threads Pink Ribbon High Tea

On 24 October the Many Threads ladies, led by Grace Bond, held a deadly Pink Ribbon High Tea to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and celebrate the lives of both those who have survived and those who have lost their battles with the disease. More than 70 ladies and one brave man turned out to the ev   → View item

Ration Shed Museum Closed 13–17 August

The Stronger Smarter Leadership Institute has booked the entire Ration Shed Museum for the week of 13–17 August 2018.  As result, we are closing the Museum to the public this week – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause!   → View item

ANZAC Day launch of the ‘The Dilly Bag’ app for the ‘Boys from Barambah’ exhibition

This Anzac Day saw the launch of the Ration Shed’s latest innovation—an interactive iPad app called ‘The Dilly Bag’, developed to complement the current Boys from Barambah exhibition. Visitors and students—each armed with an iPad and headphones—saw and heard Cherbourg Elder and military veteran Uncl   → View item

75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders to Cherbourg

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

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