Welcome to the Ration Shed Museum
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,
Have you registered for this year’s Reconciliation Fun Run? Fun Run Registration → View item
The Ration Shed Museum is advertising a post for Administration Assistant for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us through the next phase of our growth and development. Please call us for a chat- we would be happy to answer any of your questions. Application close on the 15th February 2017. → View item
The Ration Shed Museum is very excited to advertise a Manager for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us through the next phase of our growth and development. We are very keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in this challenging and rewarding job. Please call us for a chat- we → View item
We organized our community NAIDOC Open Day for the 5th of July and had been planning it for weeks. In the early morning of the 5th – it began pouring with rain. The phones were ringing hot – “were we going to go ahead and celebrating NAIDOC?” was the question we were asked. We made the → View item
We started making the DOMO Girls Film in 2015 and many former DOMO Girls were invited to participate. The film was directed by Mark Newman and produced by Sandra Morgan & Robyn Hofmeyr. Sandra Morgan narrates the film. It is 33 minutes in length. This last week we finally launched the film durin → View item
30 principals were invited to the Ration Shed museum to have an immersive experience of growing up in Cherbourg and living Under the Aboriginal Protection Act. They stayed for two days. Manager of the North Coast Indigenous Education Department, Sally Lawrence organized the event along with the Rati → View item