The new Welfare Hall at Cherbourg c1950

23 April 1948 — The new Welfare Hall is opened.
The car parked in front belonged to Mr Short, a government worker in Cherbourg who organized the film screenings.
The old Hall is moved to the showgrounds. In 1956 it is renovated and used as an infants school and early childcare centre.


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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.