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




Commonwealth Bank funding

The Commowealth Bank donated  $20,000 to help us out with the damage that occurred to the Boys Dormitory from the heavy rains in January. We will use the money to repair the roof and fix the floor in the Art studio. With a new-look art studio, we look forward to having more students participating in   → View item

Ration Shed film a winner!

Our film “The Ration Shed” won best Queensland short film at the Gympie International Heart of Gold Film Festival.  The film is 26 minutes long and tells the story of the Ration Shed – it has many moving interviews with Elders who have now past on. We are selling DVD copies for $22   → View item

“The Ration Shed” screens at Heart of Gold International film Festival

Sandra Morgan, Robyn Hofmeyr and Tanya Schneider were invited guests of the festival. The film was enthusiastically screened to a full house. The Management Committee is hoping that this will generate increased tourism to Cherbourg.   → View item

Governor visits Ration Shed

Governor Penelope Wensley visited the Ration Shed Museum. She came to acknowledge people that had been affected by the floods and paid tribute to those that had assisted with flood relief. She told Sandra that the Ration Shed was “an undiscovered gem.”   → View item

Ration Shed is open to visitors

The floods in Cherbourg devastated our community – we lost a young woman in the flood waters, houses were destroyed and we were cut off from everything. Food needed to be flown in. (See more pictures of the flooding) We are now open for business although we have a bit of maintenance to attend   → View item

Floods keep Rationshed Museum closed

The Cherbourg community are experiencing some of the worst floods in years. All roads to the community are inaccessible. The Ration Shed Museum will remain closed until further notice. We will keep you posted about the situation. Our thoughts and good wishes are with all those affected by the floods   → 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