The CHERBOURG MEMORY is produced and moderated by the Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Inc. trading as The Ration Shed Museum – a heritage, educational and cultural centre in Cherbourg in South East Queensland, Australia. www.rationshed.com.au
It is based on the Timeline in the Ration Shed Museum.
The CHERBOURG MEMORY is a strictly moderated site – undertaken by Cherbourg Community elders. All comments, posts and links will be reviewed by us before publication.
Some of the archival materials on the site are of a sensitive nature, relating to clan and family histories. These will be password-controlled.
While the general public is free and encouraged to view and enjoy all the content on the site, it is an express condition of use of this site that all content is treated with full respect and that all posts, comments and links be created and added in a mindful and respectful manner.
We welcome interaction with users: we require that you identify yourself by creating an account with us, using your email address or through your Facebook login.
The CHERBOURG MEMORY features images, voices, documents, music and sounds from a variety of sources. All rights to these media are held by the relevant agency and copyright strictly controlled and adhered to. None of the media on this site may be copied for any use whatsoever without prior written permission of the Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Inc. and the relevant rights holders.
Robert Rocko Langton
The Ration Shed Committee
Adrian Anderson (Website Development)
The Dumping Ground by Thom Blake
(published – UQP, 2001)
Landscapes of Change by Dr Tony Matthews (published —South Burnett Local Gov. Assoc. 1997)
John Oxley Library
State Library of Queensland
National Film and Sound Archives
The Cherbourg Digital Project
Strong and Smart
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Fryer Library, UQ
Caroline Tennant-Kelly Collection
A Shankleton, Day Collection
Queensland Department of Native Affairs
Hilda Secombe, Alterator Collection
National Library of Australia
Ration Shed Museum Archive
Family Albums of Cherbourg residents:
Ada Simpson Album
The following have all contributed to the MEMORY and we acknowledge their contribution:
Warry John Stanley
Geoff Bonney, Ratartat
Peter Widmer, Ratartat
Yidding Artists, Cherbourg:
Robert Rocko Langton
Robert Langton jnr
Radio USMob, Cherbourg
The Cherbourg State School
The Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
The Bunya Wakka Wakka Cultural Heritage Corp.
Stronger Smarter Institute
Museum of Brisbane
Museum & Gallery Services, QLD
The Ration Shed Museum
We also wish to acknowledge the numerous photographers, filmmakers, archivists and historians who have created, conserved and made available the very rich content of the Cherbourg historical record.
Funding for the development of the first phase of the MEMORY was generously provided by:
Funding for the upgrade and web components of the CHERBOURG MEMORY was generously provided by:
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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.
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.