The Beemar Yumba Hostel Aboriginal Corporation ran the Beemar Yumba Maud Phillips Memorial Children's Shelter at Cherbourg. It was funded by the State government Department of Child Safety. The Beemar Yumba Hostel Aboriginal Corporation was deregistered in 2010.
In 2021, the Queensland government has agreed to be a funder of last resort for this institution. This means that although the institution is now defunct, it is participating in the National Redress Scheme, and the government has agreed to pay the institution's share of costs of providing redress to a person (as long as the government is found to be equally responsible for the abuse a person experienced).
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Ministers announce a new Cherbourg hostel to better support children', South Burnett Online, 31 May 2004, http://southburnett.com.au/pdfs/20040531cherbourg.pdf; Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 18 March 2014, Last modified: 7 December 2021