Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

Cherbourg, an Aboriginal community town 170 km north-west of Brisbane, is on the Barambah Creek. It is located in Wakka Wakka tribal boundaries, near the border of Gubbi Gubbi territory. Cherbourg has long had an ambivalent relationship with nearby Murgon, where racist attitudes were rife.

Further Reading: 

Thom Blake, A dumping ground: a history of the Cherbourg settlement, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2001

Gerard Guthrie, Cherbourg: a Queensland Aboriginal reserve, Armidale, Department of Geography, University of New England, c1977

Tony Matthews, Landscapes of change: a history of the South Burnett, Wondai, South Burnett Local Government Association, 1997

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, Submission to Queensland Local Government Reform Commission, May 2007

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