The Ration Shed Museum
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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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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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




Golden Oldies a great success.

The Theme for this years Golden Oldies was the 1920’s! It was a wonderful event and there were some deadly ladies and gents in 20’s costumes. Elders came from all over the country to meet, have fun and reminisce. Golden Oldies began 24 years ago when some Elders decided they were tired f   → View item

Ration Shed’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday 31st October, the Ration Shed celebrated its 10th anniversary. We began our celebrations with a Welcome to Country and a welcome from our Chairperson, Sandra Morgan. The Barambah Dancers performed some deadly cultural dances. Afterwards everyone was asked to queue outside the Ration Shed w   → View item

Minister Scullion & Minister Truss visit us!

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and Deputy Prime Minister and local member Warren Truss visited us on Friday. They visited a few places in Cherbourg and had lunch and a tour at the Ration Shed Museum.  Minister Scullion said he had a wonderful time and learnt a lot about our history   → View item

Dalby State School Visit us!

On Friday we had over 60 students and staff from Dalby State School visit us. They were at the Ration Shed Museum for 4 hours and Yurri Muntha Cafe provided them with a delicious BBQ lunch. The students were divided into four groups and rotated through the 4 different workshops we had set up. We rec   → View item

“Many Threads” Women’s Workshop

Over 20 people attended a two-day Women’s workshop run by the Ration Shed . The “Many Threads” workshops was about connection, friendship, creativity and healing – a safe space where women could meet, talk and make something creative. These workshops promote connection and me   → View item

“Serving Country” forum at SLQ in Brisbane

Members of the Ration Shed team travelled down to Brisbane to attend the “Serving Country” forum at SLQ recently. Some of the key speakers at the forum included Maroochy Barambah, Jackie Huggins, Des Crump, Gary Oakley, Wesley Enoch and many others. Many of the speakers addressed issues   → 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