The Ration Shed Museum
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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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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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




“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

Closed over Christmas & New Year

The Ration Shed team wish everyone a merry and peaceful Festive Season. Please note – we are closed until the 10th January. If you have any urgent enquiries, please contact us via our e-mail address. We look forward to you visiting us in 2011.   → View item

Launch of Budburra films and book

On Wed 17th November, the Ration Shed Museum hosted the launch of the new Budburra Books release “Where’s Nana?”. The artwork for “Where’s Nana?” was created in a collaborative workshop with students from Cherbourg State School, Murgon State School and St Josephs Primary School (also hosted by the R   → 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