The Ration Shed Museum
A heart warming meeting!

A heart warming meeting!

The Ration Shed President, Aunty Sandra Morgan, had a surprise visit today. More than 50 years ago Sandra worked...

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Ration Shed AGM - 6 December 2017.

Ration Shed AGM - 6 December 2017.

The Ration Shed Museum Management Committee and Staff invite you to join us for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Ration Shed...

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Renovating the Buildings in the Ration Shed Museum Precinct!

Renovating the Buildings in the Ration Shed Museum Precinct!

The Cherbourg Historical Precinct recently received a grant from the Queensland Government’s ‘Building our Regions’ program for the revitalisation...

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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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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




Carols by Candlelight

On the 22nd of December families came together to share an evening of singing, gifts being exchanged and a BBQ. Pastor Albert, Nancy and family, the Muddy Flats band and the community really enjoyed the evening. The Management Committee were so happy to see how many community members and families ca   → View item

Opening times over Christmas & New Year

The Ration Shed Museum will be open for visitors until the 22nd December 2011. We will re-open on the 2nd of January 2012. From the 19th December – 22nd December opening hours are from 9am until 12pm Have a peaceful and happy festive season.   → View item

Launch of Strong Women Shadow Boxes

On Tuesday the 15th of November we had a ‘deadly’ launch of the Strong Women Shadow Boxes. An exhibition space was created in a room in the Boys Dormitory. Curator Carol Low and designer Peter Trail and all 19 participants put an enormous amount of effort into making the exhibition so special. Peopl   → View item

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

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