Cherbourg is a town in the South Burnett district of Queensland, Australia. It is situated off the Bunya Highway roughly 250 kilometers north-west of Brisbane and 6 kilometers from the town of Murgon. It is arranged extremely near the dam mass of Bjelke-Petersen Dam. At the 2006 enumeration, Cherbourg had a populace of 1,128.

The town, in the past known as Barambah, was established as a settlement for Aborigines in the mid 1900s under a strategy of isolation being sought after by the Government of Queensland.

Throughout the years, the approaches towards Aboriginals changed from insurance to osmosis and in the long run support and a proportion of self-government with the entry of the Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984. The Act accommodated chose network boards who could make proposals to the Minister for Community Services on issues identifying with the advancement, improvement and prosperity of the individuals they spoke to.

In 1931 the settlement’s name was changed to Cherbourg. Cherbourg was regazetted as an Aboriginal Reserve on 20 September 1941. A deed of award was given on the 28 August 1986 for a territory of 3,130 ha, and giving the board official status.

The Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004 gave Cherbourg formal legitimate acknowledgment as a nearby government.

Cherbourg has a populace of around 1241 people, making it Queensland’s third biggest Aboriginal people group. The town’s primary ancestral gatherings are the ‘Wakka’ individuals and the ‘Culidy’ individuals.

The Cherbourg Local chamber put aside Plot 15 on Collins Road, Cherbourg, QLD 4065, as a cemetery for the occupants of its locale. This is the Cherbourg Cemetery. It is completely operational and heavily influenced by the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council.

The Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Operational Plan 2013/2014 has postponed an advancement plan for the burial ground that incorporates recognizable proof of grave locales, normal support program and areas for future extension.

Displayed below are images of the Headstone and Base Cemetery Memorials, Full Single Monument Cemetery Memorials, Full Double Monument Cemetery Memorials, Vault and Mausoleum CemeteryMemorials, created by Beta Memorials – Monumental Masons Brisbane and erected over burial plots in this cemetery. Click on any image to be taken to a page with full details of that monument.

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