THE Barambah Rodeo Academy was treated to a visit by the Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey today.

The Governor was reminded of his days as a boy watching the rodeo in Longreach.

The students showed Mr de Jersey their skills on the bulls with an impressive display.

Mr de Jersey said the institute was terrific and the general public doesn't get to hear about it enough.

"It's (Rodeo) is a big feature of country life and the teaching assistance and respect for the teachers is wonderful," Mr de Jersey said.

The Governor spent the morning in Cherbourg visiting the Council Chambers and the Ration Shed Museum and said he was touched by the museum.

"It was moving to see a reminder of an era when Indigenous Australians were subject to such stringent control, it's a terrific display and I hope visitors keep coming to see it," He said.

"It's important to the esteem of the community, we hear things that are so negative about indigenous communities and this is a really positive story."

STOPPING BY:Governor Paul de Jersey with the students of the Barambah Rodeo Academy.
STOPPING BY:Governor Paul de Jersey with the students of the Barambah Rodeo Academy. Katherine Morris
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