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Forgotten Australians & Inter-Generational / Inter-Familial / Intra-Familial Issues (Or: New Facebook Group Formed)

Hi, As I said in yesterday’s post, for me, this is a time for reflection, regrouping, and thinking for me. As well as for sorting out a number of pressing problems. Something I have wanted to do for years but … Continue reading

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The YMCA Gets Another Chance (Or: But Only In Secret)

Image: Opening of the HIA enquiry in Northern Ireland 13th January 2014 (Source: http://www.news.com.au) The Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse was due to resume a hearing today on the YMCA abuses. However, Chief Commissioner Peter … Continue reading

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Algate Boys’ Home (Or: Do As You’re Told)

While the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s next hearings (beginning 28th January) will cover two Queensland and two NSW Boys’ Home, operated by the Salvation Army, there are many others not being covered. One of … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Or: Ireland Calling)

The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry in Northern Ireland is the latest of five child abuse enquiries there. It is particularly relevant to Australia in that it will include Irish children sent here as “child migrants” (see previous posting). It … Continue reading

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Riverview Salvation Army Boys’ Home (Or: Unfinished Business)

Image source: CLAN The Riverview Home run by the Salvation Army, until its license was revoked by the Queensland Government in 1977, is another of the institutions requiring a second look by the Royal Commission. All records were claimed to … Continue reading

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Brother Kearney, the Perfect (Or: Once Upon a Time…)

Image source: http://www.elitetours.net.au (Bindoon, main administration building) Bindoon Boys’ Town head, Fr. Paul Francis Kearney was a Christian Brother who died in 1954. As previous postings have noted, he was an alleged sadist and paedophile. To his Order, the Catholic … Continue reading

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Brother Francis Paul Keaney, the Abuser (Or: Spare the Rod? No Way!)

Image above: Construction of the administration building at Bindoon, 1952. Brother Kearney, of Bindoon notoriety, was a saint to the Catholic Church and a monster to the boys placed in his “care”. The Catholic Church erected a huge statue of … Continue reading

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