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 and sharing 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 know 2018 is going to be a good year. We are in the process of renovating some of our 5 historic buildings. We are carefully renovating to honour our history and culture. Please be patient with us as we go through this revitalisation process. Some historic buildings and displays are still accessible but others are off limits. Please keep visiting us – we need your support and can’t wait to show you the new exhibitions and displays and our more user friendly and renovated buildings. We envisage everything being completed towards the end of March 2018 but will keep you posted.

We 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




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

Politicians from the USA visit the Ration Shed

  A Political Exchange Delegation from the United States of America  visited the Ration Shed Museum recently. The politicians included: Mr. Micah Ali – President – Compton Unified School District Board of Education (CA) – Democrat The Honorable Stefani Carter – Member &#   → View item

Fun Run Video

A wonderful video of the April 2014 Murgon to Cherbourg Fun Run made by Creative Tracks   → 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