Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement c1960

Cherbourg looks similar to other rural towns. But the line between the administration area at the bottom of the photograph and the Aboriginal domain at the top is still clear.
By now, the shelters the people have made themselves in the Camp have disappeared. The people have now live in the new houses and the old relocated cottages.


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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, discover how you can Participate, or find out how you can Contribute to the development of the Cherbourg Memory.