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




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

NAIDOC Open Day

On Tuesday the 5th of July we held our NAIDOC open day – everyone in the community was invited to attend. We also send open invitations to residents in the South Burnett. It was wonderful to see so many people arrive to support us. The Murgon State High School mentoring group were involved in   → View item

Opening of the Caroline Tennant-Kelly exhibition

The opening of the Caroline Tennant-Kelly exhibition Day was one of our special NAIDOC events at the Ration Shed Museum. It was a beautiful sunny day and the Cherbourg Historical Precinct was sparkling – thanks to all the hard work of our local workers. Guests arrived with lots of positive energy an   → 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