Jack O'Chin and Lorna Loder on their wedding day at Cherbourg c1930

Jack O’Chin and Lorna Loder on their wedding day at Cherbourg c1930

Jack O’Chin and Lorna Loder on their wedding day at Cherbourg c1930

Bride and groom at Welfare Hall at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Bride and groom at Welfare Hall at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Bride and groom at Welfare Hall at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Wedding party at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Wedding party at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Wedding party at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Cherbourg Settlement School and shelter c1937

Cherbourg Settlement School and shelter c1937

Cherbourg Settlement School and shelter c1937

Cherbourg Settlement School c1933

Cherbourg Settlement School c1933

Cherbourg Settlement School c1933

Superintendents house at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Superintendents house at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Superintendents house at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Man and child at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and child at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and child at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and baby at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and baby at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and baby at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baby at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baby at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baby at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Couple at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Couple at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Couple at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Man and girl at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and girl at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man and girl at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girl and woman at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girl and woman at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girl and woman at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girl in front of Bunya Pine at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Girl in front of Bunya Pine at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Girl in front of Bunya Pine at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Jim and Dorothy Stanley with Nell and Arthur at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Jim and Dorothy Stanley with Nell and Arthur at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Jim and Dorothy Stanley with Nell and Arthur at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Family at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Family at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Family at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Group in yard at AIM church at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1938

Group in yard at AIM church at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1938

Group in yard at AIM church at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1938

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM church group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at the Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at the Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at the Welfare Hall at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Children at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1933

Sunday school group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Sunday school group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Sunday school group at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Group with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Group with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Group with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Pastor at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Pastor at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Pastor at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

AIM Senior Society of Christian Endeavour at Cherbourg 1937

AIM Senior Society of Christian Endeavour at Cherbourg 1937

AIM Senior Society of Christian Endeavour at Cherbourg 1937

Willie Mckenzie, AIM evangelist at Cherbourg c1930

Willie Mckenzie, AIM evangelist at Cherbourg c1930

Willie Mckenzie, AIM evangelist at Cherbourg c1930

Men with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah c1929

Men with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah c1929

Men with wood for open-air cathedral at Barambah c1929

Funeral procession at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Funeral procession at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Funeral procession at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Funeral procession lead by King Billy at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Funeral procession lead by King Billy at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Funeral procession lead by King Billy at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baptism in Barambah Creek at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baptism in Barambah Creek at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Baptism in Barambah Creek at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930


The Cherbourg Memory is an initiative of the Rationshed Museum and brings together the photos, videos, oral history recordings, documents and other artifacts of our lives on this settlement. It a website, an archive, an educational resource, a recording project, a research data-base, a store of the people’s stories and an interactive space for comments and engagement. We encourage the people of Cherbourg, the Indigenous communities in Australia and others who have experience of our settlement to help us create a living archive of Barambah-Cherbourg. So find out a little more about the Cherbourg Memory, view the Interactive space, discover how you can Participate, or find out how you can Contribute to the development of the Cherbourg Memory.