Apple eating contest at Barambah 1926

Apple eating contest at Barambah 1926

Apple eating contest at Barambah 1926

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Porteus Semple and decorated man at Cherbourg c1930

Women playing Vigoro at Cherbourg c1940

Women playing Vigoro at Cherbourg c1940

Women playing Vigoro at Cherbourg c1940

Learning farmwork at Cherbourg Training Farm 1948

Learning farmwork at Cherbourg Training Farm 1948

Learning farmwork at Cherbourg Training Farm 1948

Cherbourg Settlement School 1946

Cherbourg Settlement School 1946

Cherbourg Settlement School 1946

Mens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Mens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Mens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Womens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Womens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Womens woodchopping contest at Cherbourg c1953

Willie McKenzie with boomerang talking to girls c1940

Willie McKenzie with boomerang talking to girls c1940

Willie McKenzie with boomerang talking to girls c1940

Domestics at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1940

Domestics at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1940

Domestics at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1940

Sitting around an open fire at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Sitting around an open fire at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Sitting around an open fire at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Sitting around a cooking pot at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Sitting around a cooking pot at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Sitting around a cooking pot at the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Children at the back of the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Children at the back of the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Children at the back of the Boys Dormitoty in Cherbourg c1943

Girl at Cherbourg Domestic Science building c1940

Girl at Cherbourg Domestic Science building c1940

Girl at Cherbourg Domestic Science building c1940

Doris Murray, nee Bone, at Cherbourg Welfare Hall c1940

Doris Murray, nee Bone, at Cherbourg Welfare Hall c1940

Doris Murray, nee Bone, at Cherbourg Welfare Hall c1940

Nancy Chambers at the Soup Kitchen at Cherbourg c1940

Nancy Chambers at the Soup Kitchen at Cherbourg c1940

Nancy Chambers at the Soup Kitchen at Cherbourg c1940

Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1938

Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1938

Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1938

Women at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Women at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Women at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group photograph for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group photograph for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group photograph for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Market garden at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Market garden at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Market garden at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Cherbourg Magpies Rugby League Team 1935

Cherbourg Magpies Rugby League Team 1935

Cherbourg Magpies Rugby League Team 1935

Bush Camp at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1935

Bush Camp at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1935

Bush Camp at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1935

Group of actors for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group of actors for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group of actors for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Morning parade at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Morning parade at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Morning parade at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group in costume for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group in costume for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group in costume for concert party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Morning inspection at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement c1930

Morning inspection at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement c1930

Morning inspection at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement c1930

Before school at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Before school at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Before school at the Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Women with children in front of Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Women with children in front of Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Women with children in front of Girls Dormitory at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Group with Nancy Chambers at the Girls Dormitory in Cherbourg c1930

Group with Nancy Chambers at the Girls Dormitory in Cherbourg c1930

Group with Nancy Chambers at the Girls Dormitory in Cherbourg c1930

Girls swimming in Barambah Creek at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girls swimming in Barambah Creek at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Girls swimming in Barambah Creek at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Cherbourg Settlement Hospital c1930

Cherbourg Settlement Hospital c1930

Cherbourg Settlement Hospital c1930

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement rugby league team c1930

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement rugby league team c1930

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement rugby league team c1930

The Blacksmith Workshop at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

The Blacksmith Workshop at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

The Blacksmith Workshop at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Olga Chambers at sewing machine in Cherbourg c1950

Olga Chambers at sewing machine in Cherbourg c1950

Olga Chambers at sewing machine in Cherbourg c1950

The Boys Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

The Boys Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

The Boys Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1929

Girls dance group at the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Girls dance group at the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Girls dance group at the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Sir John and Lady Goodwin accepting flowers at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1928

Sir John and Lady Goodwin accepting flowers at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1928

Sir John and Lady Goodwin accepting flowers at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement 1928

Yardsmen at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1928

Yardsmen at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1928

Yardsmen at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1928

Souvenir Programme for Native Concert Party at Gympie October 11 1927

Souvenir Programme for Native Concert Party at Gympie October 11 1927

Souvenir Programme for Native Concert Party at Gympie October 11 1927

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Brass Band c1920

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Brass Band c1920

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Brass Band c1920

Cobbo Williams play acting with Mr Stopford at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1925

Cobbo Williams play acting with Mr Stopford at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1925

Cobbo Williams play acting with Mr Stopford at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1925

The Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls or the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

The Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls or the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

The Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls or the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Parliamentary party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement October 2 1925

Parliamentary party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement October 2 1925

Parliamentary party at Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement October 2 1925

Welcome speech at Barambah Aboriginal settlement October 2 1925

Welcome speech at Barambah Aboriginal settlement October 2 1925

Welcome speech at Barambah Aboriginal settlement October 2 1925

Opening of the Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Opening of the Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Opening of the Stopford Home for Aboriginal Girls at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement Rugby League Team 1925

Back view of the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Back view of the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Back view of the Girls Dormitory at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Cabbage garden at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Cabbage garden at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Cabbage garden at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1925

Superintendents new house at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Superintendents new house at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Superintendents new house at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Mrs Semple and Aboriginal women with sewing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1926

Mrs Semple and Aboriginal women with sewing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1926

Mrs Semple and Aboriginal women with sewing at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1926

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement schoolgirls with samples of handicraft c1926

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement schoolgirls with samples of handicraft c1926

Barambah Aboriginal Settlement schoolgirls with samples of handicraft c1926

New School at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

New School at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

New School at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

The opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

The opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

The opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

Government officials at the opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

Government officials at the opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

Government officials at the opening of the new school at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1924

House Inspection at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

House Inspection at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

House Inspection at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

Samuals Lane at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

Samuals Lane at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

Samuals Lane at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1925

The Semples and Fluffy at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

The Semples and Fluffy at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

The Semples and Fluffy at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Morning parade at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Morning parade at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Morning parade at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920


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.