Decade by Decade

The Decade by Decade section offers a rolling timeline overview of the history of Cherbourg told in short sections following the Timeline in the Ration Shed Museum. It is intended as a narrative introduction to 110-year history of our town – with text capturing a sense of each decade together with a small selection of images which graphically tell the story of the period.

The Decade by Decade view has more limited interactivity than the Themes view. Each page has a clickable image which leads to more information on the item and from there it is possible to enter the depths of the archive; however we recommend that Themes and Search be used for a better interactive exploration of the site.


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.