Morning parade at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1920

Every morning the men had to line up in front of the Superintendent’s Office and orders are issued. All men have to work – if they are not sent away to work, they work on the settlement.

Frank Fisher stands at the front, he calls the men to attention. Joe Hegarty stands to his right. Men raise their hands when their names are called.

Buildings in the background (from left) Old Men’s Quarters – burned down one night providing light for a corroboree, Hospital and Government Retail Store.


Leave a comment


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.