Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Waterflow at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Waterflow at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Waterflow at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Bulgi at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Bulgi at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Bulgi at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1950

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men performing for movie c1930

Cherbourg men and cast from movie set c1930

Cherbourg men and cast from movie set c1930

Cherbourg men and cast from movie set c1930

Man holding spear at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man holding spear at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man holding spear at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Man with boomerang at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Man with boomerang at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Man with boomerang at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men painting objects at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men painting objects at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men painting objects at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man with fire sticks at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man with fire sticks at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man with fire sticks at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated man at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Thomas Stuckey at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men with Semple and official at Cherbourg c1920

Decorated men with Semple and official at Cherbourg c1920

Decorated men with Semple and official at Cherbourg c1920

Decorated men and women at Cherbourg c1920

Decorated men and women at Cherbourg c1920

Decorated men and women at Cherbourg c1920

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Decorated men from Cherbourg at Warana Festival in Brisbane c1950

Decorated men from Cherbourg at Warana Festival in Brisbane c1950

Decorated men from Cherbourg at Warana Festival in Brisbane c1950

The Wakka Wakka Dance Troupe at the opening of the Cherbourg Historical Precinct 2009

The Wakka Wakka Dance Troupe at the opening of the Cherbourg Historical Precinct 2009

The Wakka Wakka Dance Troupe at the opening of the Cherbourg Historical Precinct 2009

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Decorated men at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1934

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Fred Embery at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Yhurri Gurri ceremonial arch at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement May 3 1928

Yhurri Gurri ceremonial arch at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement May 3 1928

Yhurri Gurri ceremonial arch at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement May 3 1928

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated men dancing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Cooktown men at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Cooktown men at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Cooktown men at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1908

Decorated Barambah men at Mount Morgan 1903

Decorated Barambah men at Mount Morgan 1903

Decorated Barambah men at Mount Morgan 1903

Men possibly from Barambah in Sydney 1901

Men possibly from Barambah in Sydney 1901

Men possibly from Barambah in Sydney 1901


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.