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

The upper level has sleeping quarters for school-age girls and a separate room for older single girls. A kitchen and pantry, dining room, storeroom, dressing rooms, office and sewing room are on the ground floor. The building cost L2000 ($4000) and is funded From the Aboriginal Property Protection Account.


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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.