The CHERBOURG MEMORY is the portal for Educational initiatives of the Ration Shed Museum.
On this page we are creating what will become the doorway for schools, universities and other tertiary institutions, as well as individual students, researchers and educationalists to engage with the history and stories of Cherbourg in more structured and thematic investigation.
We are currently developing a suite of teaching and learning materials – some linked directly to the national curriculum – comprising worksheets, books, interactive online materials and videos. These will be made available in a package with live tours and interaction with our archive, the CHERBOURG MEMORY.
This page is not yet fully operational. When it is you will be able to:
Outdoor class at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement School 1912
Senior class at Cherbourg State School 1952
Chris Sarra and pupils at Cherbourg State School 2003
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.