The Ration Shed Museum
75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders

75th anniversary of the evacuation of Torres Strait Islanders

On the 14th of September a potent ceremony was held at the Ration Shed Museum to acknowledge the 75th...

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ReFire Project

ReFire Project

At the launch of the Barambah Pottery exhibition: Barambah <> Cherbourg <> Art <> Craft at kuril dhagun (State Library of Queensland) in...

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Making Exterior artworks & furniture

Making Exterior artworks & furniture

Local artists worked closely with Ratartat, a group of Specialist artists and a master craftsman, Owen Foale to produce...

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Book making workshop for HIPPY caregivers

Book making workshop for HIPPY caregivers

On the 6th and 7th of June HIPPY Cherbourg and Budburra Books, organised a book making workshop for HIPPY...

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2017 Fun Run - best yet!

2017 Fun Run - best yet!

This is the fourth Fun Run we have had and over 500 runners and walkers took part – a...

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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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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




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

THE RATION SHED FILM TO SHOW IN EDINBURGH

The Cherbourg film The Ration Shed is going to have its international premiere!  The 20-minute documentary has been accepted into EDINDOCS, a Documentary Film Festival in Edinburgh, which aims to bring quality, independent documentary film to Scotland’s capital. The full program will be releas   → 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