Our Cherbourg Memory Project is up and running. Take a look: http://cherbourgmemory.org
If you want to interact with it and write comments you need to register. It is a community project and we’re hoping it will keep growing as people bring their archive photo’s and documents for us to upload.
With our project, “The Cherbourg Memory – a Digital Archive”, we set out to create “an interactive archive and narrative tool which documents, elucidates and expounds on the family, clan and community histories of the Aboriginal peoples of the Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement in South East Queensland”. Through the life of this early part of the project we have built a system and a pathway for the digitization of archive materials and a website which both displays the materials and offers the user interactive possibilities.
We had some Elders visiting the Memory Project today – sharing their knowledge with us. They were able to tag people they knew and write comments which is a great help as many of the people in the archive photo’s are not named and we have no information about them
The Cherbourg Memory has been years in the making and is a product of a team effort with members of the Ration Shed team, Elders and Indigenous and non Indigenous writers and historians.
We wish to acknowledge the assistance of the National Geographic Legacy Fund and the Indigenous Co-ordination Centre (ICC) in making this project a success. Without this funding support this support this project would not have been possible.