The Ration Shed Museum
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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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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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




“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

NAIDOC COMMUNITY OPEN DAY

It was a cold misty morning when Sandra Morgan came down to open the gate for George so he could start his fire for his camp oven cooking – catering for the mobs that would join the NAIDOC celebrations later in the morning. People slowly started to trickle in – over 30 stallholders had booked   → View item

Opening of PLAY THE BALL – a Cherbourg Sports Exhibition

We began our Ration Shed NAIDOC celebrations up at the cemetery with the unveiling of a tombstone to commemorate  one of Cherbourg’s great sporting hero’s, Frank “Bigshot” Fisher. Lillian Gray, Frank’s daughter and her nephew Gary Fisher organised the event. Stevie Hart   → 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