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




Thumbs up for our NAIDOC celebration!

NAIDOC celebrations at the Ration Shed Museum on the 7th of July were the best yet. We were set on exploring the NAIDOC theme for 2015 – “We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate” Hundreds came from Cherbourg, the South Burnett, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to acknowledge   → View item

Winners of the John Oxley Library Community History Award

The Ration Shed Museum was one of the winners of the 2015 Queensland Memory Awards, presented at an awards ceremony at State Library Queensland on the Thursday 28 May. We won the 2015 John Oxley Library Community History Award. The John Oxley award recognises excellence and innovation in the preserv   → View item

2015 Reconciliation Fun Run – a great success!

This year over 400 runners and walkers participated in the 7km Ration Shed’s Reconciliation Fun Run from Murgon to Cherbourg. The event aimed to bring people together and encourage more people to visit our beautiful community and get to know our people. It is also a fundraiser for the Ration Shed Mu   → View item

Fun Run aims to bring people together on 17 May

The 2015 Ration Shed Museum FUN RUN-WALK on Sunday 17th May starting at 8 a.m. is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s event. The Fun Run promotes reconciliation and health and wellbeing for all of our people while helping to raise funds for the continued work of the Ration Shed   → View item

“Boys From Barambah” – Our Black Diggers from WW1

On the Tuesday the 21st of April, a yearlong project finally came to fruition and we launched “The Boys from Barambah” project. “The Boys from Barambah”, is the story of 47 Barambah/Cherbourg men who played a part in WW1. It tells the story of our small community’s contribution to the Great Wa   → View item

Many Threads workshops for young girls

During the Easter Holidays we held a two day yarning and craft workshop for young girls which was called “Trash to Fashion”. The workshop was about self esteem, reflecting on feelings and needs and getting creative! Elders who who had sewing skills, were on hand to help the girls learn t   → 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