You can get a brief overview of the Cherbourg story by following the Decade-By-Decade view. You can choose a decade from the list in the drop down menu at the top of the screen or on the Decade By Decade Landing Page. Once in this view, you can scroll through the slides of the decade by clicking on the arrows on the sides of the screen – either forward or back. You can change decade by clicking on the buttons at the bottom corners of the screen, either forward or back, or by clicking on the “Back” button which will take you back to the Decade By Decade Landing Page.
You can choose a Theme from the list in the drop down menu at the top of the screen or on the Themes Landing Page. This view allows you to follow the images, documents and videos of the theme in Timelines. Once in this view, you can scroll through the slides of the theme by dragging icons on the Timelines or by clicking on the arrows on the sides of the screen – either forward or back. You can change decade by clicking on the buttons at the bottom corners of the screen, either forward or back. You can change theme or by clicking on the “Back” button which will take you back to the Themes Landing Page. If you want to find out more about an item – a photo or a video or a document – simply click on it in the Timeline view and it will take you to an Item Page which contains more information about the item and other related items.
Typing names, dates and categories in the Search Function will take you to a list of the most related items in the archive. Choosing an item from the list will take you to a page containing more information about that item and other related items – these are the Item pages.
The Item Page is the basic building block of the Memory. Every photograph, video, document or digital record of artifacts in the Memory archive has an Item Page attached to it, which records a description of the item, and all the relevant data that we have on it. Each item has been “tagged” with words (names, dates and categories) which link it to other similar items. This allows you to find related items easily.
You can add to the content of any item clicking on “Add Comment”. To do this you will first have to sign-in to the site using your Facebook login or your personal email . You are encouraged to add comments to the items – particularly relevant information which contributes to the knowledge of and the stories about the images, histories and documents. All comments will be moderated by the Ration Shed Committee before being posted to the site. Once moderated, these comments will automatically appear both on the relevant Item Page and on the Recent Activity page.
Some of the important collections and topics will have a Gallery which you will see highlighted in the Item Pages. Click here to see an example.
It is important to us that you do not get lost in the site, nor that you come up against a wall and feel unable to continue exploring. We have built in a “bread crumb trail” that will show your recent clicks, allowing you to go back easily and get back on track. This is what the “bread crumb trail” looks like [show image of EXAMPLE: bread crumb trail]
On the Home page and in many places throughout the site there are buttons allowing you to contact us. We are very keen to hear feedback, suggestions for improvements, corrections where there are errors, questions you may have and general connections to the people of Cherbourg. Edited feedback will be posted on the Recent Activity page.
We encourage people to use the MEMORY – to engage with the content, the images, the stories – and also to enter into dialogue with other people in Cherbourg, in the Murri community and in the wider world. The first step – to add comments or post your thoughts – is to Register with the Memory. Thereafter you will be able to Login.
From the Home Page and on the footer of most pages you will able to click directly to other pages of the site: About; Education; Participation pages; Recent Activity and the Contribute pages, as well as the various entry points into the Memory archive.
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, discover how you can Participate, or find out how you can Contribute to the development of the Cherbourg Memory.
Disclaimer and Warning. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island viewers are advised this site contains images of deceased persons. Whilst we have taken every precaution, it may be that we inadvertently post an image or document which offends or is incorrect. If this occurs, please advise us and we shall immediately rectify the error.