Tag Archives: Salvation Army Indooroopilly Boys’ Home

The Salvos and Moving On (Or: Nothing to See Here, Folks)

I don’t know about you, but when someone who’s hurt me or a loved one tells me to “move on,” or “move forward,” and hasn’t made amends, I get a little tetchy. But I get a little curious too, the … Continue reading

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White Shield Appeal, 24-25 May, 2014: Tell the Salvos: Clean Up Your Act!

Dear all,  As readers of this blog would know, this blog was started by my father, Lewis Blayse, who was a survivor of the notorious Salvation Army Alkira / Indooroopilly Boys’ Home. Readers would also be aware that I have … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: Stop Giving Money to the Salvos!!

MEDIA RELEASE: STOP GIVING MONEY TO THE SALVOS!! 26 March, 2014 THE SALVATION ARMY IS NOT A NICE ORGANISATION. The Salvation Army paid just $44,000 to Salvation Army Alkira/Indooroopilly Boys’ Home victim Lewis Blayse and his family ($14,000 being towards … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Hearings Continue (Or: Still Taking Taxpayers’ Money)

SPECIAL NOTE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation television (ABC 2 / Ch. 24 digital) will be re-screening the “Four Corners” program from 2003, detailing abuses by the Salvation Army at its Children’s Homes – titled “The Homies”. The program will run … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Abuse Witnesses’ Accounts (Or: And You Thought The Convict Days Were Long Past)

Image: Convict flogging c.1800 Australia The hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has entered its second day, covering the Salvation Army Boys’ Homes of Bexley, Gill, Riverview, and Alkira. Some “Not Directions Not … Continue reading

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Who Cares (Or: War Crimes)

Image: “The Homies” Promo photo – the author is the boy in the top right hand corner of the picture (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “Four Corners” 2003) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began its … 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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