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A History of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls

kuril dhagun was thrilled to support University of Queensland’s research project on the history of Cherbourg’s Marching Girls throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Researchers Gary Osmond, Murray Phillips and Emily Cameron, together with Aunty Lesley Williams, organised the community meeting in the Loris Williams Room which is the perfect place for sharing and connecting. A number … Read more

Barambah Pottery exhibition

kuril dhagun‘s new community exhibition Barambah<>Cherbourg<>Art<>Craft opened at the State Library on the 10th of December. Initiated by The Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg the exhibition showcases the creative diversity and historic production of Barambah Pottery. The Cherbourg pottery workshop utilised clay from the local Barambah creek and operated as a commercial venture from 1969 to … Read more

Little Ones Museum Cherbourg

Uncle Rocco Langton with some 'little ones' in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda Hayman.

The Little Ones Museum opened in Cherbourg last Thursday at the community run historical and cultural centre, The Ration Shed. kuril dhagun Manager Amanda Hayman and myself were there to help celebrate the efforts of these mini curators. Uncle Rocco Langton with some ‘little ones’ in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda … Read more

Official Launch of Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC), Cherbourg


On Monday, 4th July 2016, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council commenced their NAIDOC celebrations with the re-opening of the Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre in Cherbourg. Over 400 people celebrated the historic event which was officially opened by Ron Weatherall, Deputy Director-General on behalf of Claire O’Connor, Director-General, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.  … Read more

Inspiring writing talent


This is the third blog in the series about the writers recognised in the this year’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship competition. Four talented writers with very different stories have been recognised through the 2016 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships. While Claire Coleman and Dylan Coleman were announced as the fellowship winners last month the judges decided to also award … Read more

Education Dreams

Leah Purcell

A new national campaign called ‘ Education Dreams’ which addresses the importance of education for Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been launched by Cherbourg Aborginal Community. Education Dreams is a project of Barambah PaCE (Parental and Community Engagement) which is boosting the education culture within Cherbourg families so every parent sends every child to school … Read more