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




Gordon Hookey mixes it at the Ration Shed!

There is so much great talent in Cherbourg and it was wonderful to see it being nurtured by, well-known Indigenous artist Gordon Hookey.  He ran a two-day art workshop for local artists at the Ration Shed Museum. Gordon has exhibited his artwork globally and is originally from Cloncurry and is now b   → View item

Reconciliation Fun Run, a great day!

A great day for Reconciliation; a great day for Murgon and Cherbourg; a great day for Fun! See the Fun Run Photo Gallery At 8am on Sunday 27th April former Cherbourg resident, Tom Kirk, welcomed a large and mixed group at the Murgon Showgrounds to Wakka Wakka country. A few minutes later the Rugby L   → View item

Fun Run Registrations now open!

Registrations are now open for the Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run/Fun Walk from Murgon to Cherbourg. The event will kick off at the Murgon Showgrounds at 8am on Sunday 27 April 2014.  Participants are invited to run or walk the 7 kilometre road to Cherbourg.   Registration fees range from $2 for   → View item

Brisbane launch of “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg”

On Thursday we had the Brisbane launch of “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg” at kurul dhagun at State Library in Brisbane. It was a good turn out, although the rain kept some people away. People loved the book and many were sold. It was good to see so many Bris   → 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