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Parramatta Girls’ Home (Or: Eyes To The Floor)

[Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully advised that the following article contains images and names of people who may be deceased.] Image source: http://www.parragirls.org.au   It looks like the Australia royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Cootamundra (Aboriginal) Girls’ Home (Or: Coota Girls)

Image: Cottamundra Wattle – Australian National emblem [Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully advised that this article contains images and names of persons who are deceased.] The Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls, more commonly known … Continue reading

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Girls Homes and Boys Homes (Or: Pick a Bale of Cotton)

The old Children’s Homes will feature prominently in the Royal Commission. This will be because of two factors. Firstly, due to a myriad of factors, the abuse rate was very high. Secondly, there have already been a few enquiries specifically … 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Image source: CLAN The Riverview Home run by the Salvation Army, until its license was revoked by the Queensland Government in 1977, is another of the institutions requiring a second look by the Royal Commission.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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Salvation Army Fullarton Girls’ Home: (Or: Are Your Hands Clean?)

The Fullarton Girls’ Home (pictured above) was run by the Salvation Army from 1912 to 1987, under funding and control by the South Australian Government. It was unusual in that about 15-20% of inmates were Indigenous girls, many taken away … Continue reading

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Eden Park Salvation Army Boys’ Home: (Or: The Coward)

Eden Park Salvation Army Boys’ Home (pictured above) was run in the 1960s by Salvo Officer, William Ellis. He was a large man who beat, raped and otherwise abused boys over a long period of time. This cowardly man showed … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference – Allocation for Hearings (Or: To Each their Own )

One of the worrying aspects of the establishment of the Royal Commission revolves around the lack of appeal processes for commissioners’ decisions. Previous posts have tried to tackle some segments of the problem of lack of accountability about decisions. This … Continue reading

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