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The Boys From Barambah

We have created an immersive experience in which the user can follow individual soldiers on their journey abroad to the war fronts in Europe and the Middle East. On this site the user chooses a soldier and clicks through the text, photos and documents. Every one of the Boys from Barambah soldiers has a profile page which tells their story and links to their records and archives.

Many other research documents such as war records, enlistment papers and other archival materials have also been placed on the website.


We acknowledge…

We, the Aboriginal people of this land, acknowledge our ancestors who fought and died in the wars during the 19th Century across what is now known as Queensland. We honour their efforts to defend our country, our culture and our way of life. We acknowledge the Elders – past and present – of Barambah-Cherbourg, of Wakka Wakka country and of all the lands of our peoples in Queensland and New South Wales.  We acknowledge the men from Barambah who enlisted to fight in World War 1 and those who served with the Australian Armed Forces in subsequent wars and conflicts.

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.