The Ration Shed Museum
A moving ANZAC Ceremony in Cherbourg

A moving ANZAC Ceremony in Cherbourg

A beautiful ANZAC ceremony was held in Cherbourg on ANZAC Day.  To honour the Black Diggers from WW1, a...

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2016 Reconciliation Fun Run Video

2016 Reconciliation Fun Run Video

https://vimeo.com/211242423 Have you registered for this year's Reconciliation Fun Run? Fun Run Registration

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Administration Assistant Position

Administration Assistant Position

The Ration Shed Museum is advertising a post for Administration Assistant for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us...

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Manager Position at Ration Shed Museum

Manager Position at Ration Shed Museum

  The Ration Shed Museum is very excited to advertise a Manager for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us...

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Celebrating NAIDOC 2016 in the rain!

Celebrating NAIDOC 2016 in the rain!

  We organized our community NAIDOC Open Day for the 5th of July and had been planning it for weeks....

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DOMO Girls Premiere

DOMO Girls Premiere

We started making the DOMO Girls Film in 2015 and many former DOMO Girls were invited to participate. The...

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Welcome to the Ration Shed Museum

Sandra Morgan, Cherbourg ChairpersonGreetings

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 hope 2017 is going to be a good year. There are big changes planned for this year as we develop and grow bigger. We are putting in place strong governance practices and are advertising for a new Administration Officer and Manager. Our early Year Project HIPPY (Home Based Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) is in its 2nd year and going from strength to strength. Arts QLD have funded us to run a Pottery project and we are going to be revitalising our Boys Dormitory exhibition, creating more educational content for school and continuing to restore and renovate our historic buildings.

We also have a vibrant 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. We are always on the look out for support and feedback.

Our opening hours are from 9am-4pm – Monday until Thursday. Friday 9am- 1pm. Bookings for weekends can only be made for large groups and will incur a extra fee.

Come and visit us and share our dream. I look forward to meeting you,

Sandra




Launch of Jack’s Story by Ruth Hegarty

On the 29th of October at 10 am in the Boys Dormitory, Ruth Hegarty launched the book she had written documenting the story of the late Jack Moffatt. The book is called “Jack’s Story: The life and times of a Cherbourg Dormitory Boy” The dormitory was packed with people who came to the launch. Jack’s   → View item

Stronger Smarter Leadership Institute

The Stronger Smarter Leadership Institute have held 4 conferences at the Ration Shed this year. This was their last conference for the year. They booked out the entire Precinct for a week. Educators came from all over the country to participate, discuss and interact with issues connected to Indigeno   → View item

Titans visit Ration Shed

The Titans Achievement Programme was launched at the Ration Shed Museum and was very well attended. It is a CDEP programme that partners with the Titans and is a personal development programme that focuses on the workplace and job opportunities. George Fisher and Lauren Williams are the local mentor   → View item

Yalari students visit Ration Shed Museum

The Ration Shed Museum recently hosted a group of Yalari students, their families, community residents, the army and visitors from the surrounding area. The Yalari students gave up a week of their school holidays to walk from Durundur to Cherbourg – a historical walk, walked by their ancestors   → View item

Strong Women Shadow Box workshop

During the September school holidays an exciting 3-day workshop took place at the Ration Shed Museum. Twenty five women participated in a workshop called “Strong Women Shadow Boxes”. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen women’s networks and organisations and to support women’s cultural traditio   → View item

Schools NAIDOC celebration

On the 11th of August, Cherbourg State School and the Ration Shed Museum hosted a number of schools from the South Burnett region. Over 500 students participated on the day. 130 High school students visited the Ration Shed and partook in a variety of activities. These included talks by Elders, watch   → 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