The Ration Shed Museum
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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2016 Reconciliation Fun Run Video

2016 Reconciliation Fun Run Video

https://vimeo.com/211242423 Have you registered for this year's Reconciliation Fun Run? Fun Run Registration

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Administration Assistant Position

Administration Assistant Position

The Ration Shed Museum is advertising a post for Administration Assistant for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us...

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Manager Position at Ration Shed Museum

Manager Position at Ration Shed Museum

  The Ration Shed Museum is very excited to advertise a Manager for the Cherbourg Historical Precinct, to see us...

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Celebrating NAIDOC 2016 in the rain!

Celebrating NAIDOC 2016 in the rain!

  We organized our community NAIDOC Open Day for the 5th of July and had been planning it for weeks....

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DOMO Girls Premiere

DOMO Girls Premiere

We started making the DOMO Girls Film in 2015 and many former DOMO Girls were invited to participate. The...

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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




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

121 Primary school students visit us!

Hundreds of school children and visitors are coming to Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum to learn about Cherbourg’s history and engage with Indigenous culture, which is wonderful. On Friday the 21 March we had 121 students in year 6 & 7 visit from St Patricks in Gympie. When a school group visits l   → View item

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

You are invited to join us for the launch of our latest publication – “On the Banks of the Barambah – A History of Cherbourg”at Kuril Dhagun at the State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane on Thursday the 27 March 2014 at 4pm. We hope to see you there. Please note our book is also available   → View item

“Many Threads Exhibition opens on International Women’s Day

We opened our “Many Threads” Exhibition on International Women’s Day and what a great day it was. It was good to see so many wonderful women dressed in purple and other rainbow colours. Our guests were served a high tea by some of our “white maids!” Some of the maids joked about being exploited.  It   → View item

Contemporary Artwork with Judy Watson

Judy Watson ran a 2-day contemporary art workshop for local artists. It was a small, intense workshop and some great pieces of art were created. At this workshop artists made various experimental backgrounds, on which they overlaid kitchen utensils and other objects. These objects were collected fro   → View item

Reconciliation Fun Run Sunday 27th April

The Cherbourg Community Welcomes you to The Ration Shed’s RECONCILIATION FUN RUN. Stalls, games, foods, dance, music and lots of other FUN things to do and see including: Tours of the ration shed. For more information on the event visit our Reconciliation Fun Run page. Fun Run Information & Regi   → 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