Chris Sara and pupils at Cherbourg State School 1998

Chris Sara and pupils at Cherbourg State School
In 1998 Dr Chris Sarra was appointed as Cherbourg State School’s first Murri principal. In a few short years he turned the school around, transforming the school culture, dramatically increasing attendance and producing much improved literacy and numeracy results.


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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.