The home was officially closed in July 1974, but continued to operate under a new name.
The home had a dungeon where as many as 50 women say they were raped as schoolgirls. The dungeon at the home
Large numbers of children have been tortured and raped in children's care homes in Australia. Boys' home horror recalled
Often the police have been involved in the abuse.
Two journalists from Australia's Sun-Herald claimed see evidence of the satanic ritual abuse of children.
They interviewed six mothers whose children had disclosed experiences of Satanic Ritual Abuse and organised abuse in New South Wales. The Woodlands Boys Home
In September 2013, it was reported that a pedophile ring, which included Christian clergy, sexually abused boys at the Woodlands Boys Home, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
The home was run by the church. paedophile-ring-used-boys-home
Woodlands Boys Home
According to one witness: ''These men just came, got the boys, used them, and put them back.''
According to another witness: ''These men changed from week to week, suggesting a larger, organised ring.
''We are aware of a group of men who did come to the home in the 1970s for a number of years on a Sunday afternoon, ostensibly to conduct a children's Christian program, but who routinely took smaller boys into downstairs rooms in the building and abused them.''
Anglican priest Peter Rushton, who was one of those who sexually abused the children
One witness reported: ''If the boys reported what happened, they were flogged. My husband can still hear it today, the screaming of the boys when they were taken downstairs and flogged for saying what had been done to them.''
''Rushton went there all the time...''
The United Protestant Association has been forced to apologise for the child sexual abuse at its Woodlands and Ellimatta homes over nearly 40 years. paedophile-ring-used-boys-home
boys' home horror recalled
The Salvation Army's BAYSWATER Boys' Home "was a paedophiles' paradise, with several unexplained deaths and missing boys, and others lent to outside paedophiles...
"Abuse by Salvation Army staff was so severe that in some cases boys were killed or allowed to die from their injuries... "One victim, Rod Braybon, told police in 2009 of reports of two wards of state who died of beatings in the 1950s and were allegedly buried in the Sugarloaf Hill area of the home, while three other boys disappeared in mysterious circumstances... ''In the 1970s the Bayswater Boys' Home was staffed by a paedophile ring, and staff not only sexually abused the children in their care but also allowed other paedophiles free access to boys, who were removed from the home and sexually abused at will... In 2006, the Salvation Army secretly paid more than $1.5 million in compensation to more than 50 victims who were beaten, raped and tortured from the 1950s to 1970s by Salvation Army officers at the Bayswater home, Box Hill Boys' Home and East Kew Girls' Home, all now closed."
Read more: victoria/paedophile-ring-lent-out-boys
Maltese children sent to 'child abuse' children's homes in Australia.(State Library of Western Australia, The Battye Library 005086D.) (310 Maltese child migrants were sent to Australia?) In Australia, as in North America and Europe, kids have been beaten and raped in children's homes. The top people generally turn a blind eye. In 1956, the UK government's John Ross led a fact-finding committee investigating Australian children's homes to which British children had been sent. Ross found horrid conditions in the 26 institutions he visited and wanted some of them blacklisted. The Australian Government asserted that the standards of care were OK. It ignored the Ross Committee’s findings and continued to send vulnerable children to blacklisted institutions. Rapes and beatings continued.
Box Hill Boys' Home
On 7 December 2010, we read about serious child abuse in Australian children's homes, run by the Salvation Army.
(Salvation Army abuse
Brian Cherrie was repeatedly raped inside the Salvation Army's Box Hill Boys' Home.
"The children's home where I grew up is still owned by the Salvation Army ... and is worth tens of millions of dollars," he said.
"These churches and charities made a lot of money on the back of our misery and they need to cough up and pay redress to all forgotten Australians."
Alfred Stirling said of his time in Bayswater Boys' Homes: "I'd get the crap beaten out of me, and then raped ... it was hell."
The Salvation Army has now said sorry for the abuse of children in its care up to the 1990s.
David Campbell, former Police Minister.
In 2007 and 2008, David Campbell was Police Minister in New South Wales, in Australia. (David Campbell.
In May 2010 it was revealed that, while Transport Minister inNew South Wales, the married David Campbell used a ministerial car to visit Ken's of Kensington, a gay sex club in Sydney.
(Australian MP resigns over sex scandal
) Ken's of Kensington has facilities for "sex on the premises, including private
cubicles and specially-themed fantasy rooms." There has been speculation that Campbell's personal life could have been used to blackmail him while he was Police Minister in 2007 and 2008. In 2008 the former New South Wales Police Minister Matthew Brown was forced to resign after dancing semi-naked on a green leather sofa and simulating a sex act. In 2008, the former New South Wales Aboriginal Affairs Minister Milton Orkopoulos was jailed for child sex.
British children sent to Australia (http://www.guardian.)
In 1999, two journalists from Australia's Sun-Herald claimed to have seen evidence of the satanic ritual abuse of children.
They interviewed six mothers whose children had disclosed experiences of SRA and organised abuse in New South Wales.
The children's disclosures were corroborating, although they had never met one another, and they had been able to draw representations of "satanic" ritual sites which were similar to ritual sites uncovered by police on the central coast of New South Wales.
In the late 1980s, a number of children at a daycare centre in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, began disclosing experiences of organised and ritualistic sexual abuse to their parents and the police. Their disclosures included instances in which they were taken in a car from the creche to a nearby house, undressed by adults and sexually assaulted, video-taped and filmed while naked, and urinated and defecated upon by adults. The children disclosed that some of the abusers wore police uniforms....
List of satanic ritual abuse allegations
. In 2002, Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon referred complaints about the mishandling of the case by police to the Victorian Ombudsman. An officer from the Ethical Standards Department was stood down a year later from the Ombudsman's investigation for "incompetence" after failing to pass on information from two key witnesses, and claiming that he never spoke to them when phone records proved that he had. One of the witnesses referred to a tape of child pornography showing men in police uniforms sexually assaulting children from the daycare centre.
However, this lead was never followed up by the police.
Another witness identified the house in which the children had been assaulted as being owned by a police officer. The principal of a private college on the Mornington Peninsula repeatedly told the Department of Human Services that a 12-year-old boy disclosed ongoing sexual abuse by an organised group of men wearing police uniforms.
According to the principal, all records of the child's complaint vanished.
A Victoria Police spokesman said he was not aware that files had disappeared. The police declined to press charges, saying the boy had been "too well groomed" by the pedophiles and probably would not testify in court.
Sexual abuse was common at Bindoon Boys Town, in Australia. The boys called their Catholic guardians the 'Christian Buggers'. In 2001, an inquiry into Bindoon, by the Australian Senate
(The sad truth behind Britain's lost children
), was told about: 1. Rape. 2. Children scrambling for breadcrumbs on the floor. 3. A boy being forced to shoot and skin a horse he considered to be his only friend. In the two decades after World War II, the UK government took around 10,000 children from UK Children's Homes and sent them to Australia. Many of these children were to become a form of slave labour.
Bindoon Boys Town
Some of the children ended up at Bindoon Boys Town. At Bindoon there were regular floggings and there was regular child sexual abuse. Former Bindoon boy John Hennessy speaks with a stutter. He recalls being stripped naked and publicly flogged at Bindoon. Mick Snell, who was sent to the Methodists Dalmar House in Sydney, says: "A lot are starting to top themselves... I dream I'm back there and I'm locked up, being verbally abused and whacked. I wake up in a cold sweat."
The Inconvenient Child was written by a former inmate of Parramatta Girls Training School Read more: Parramatta dungeon - rape
(The sad truth behind Britain's lost children
) Snell had to get up before 4am to milk the cows and had to work until dark. "You had no one to turn to," says Snell. Outsiders would take some boys out for the day. "I know for a fact they were rock spiders (paedophiles). The kids that were involved, they didn't like talking about it," says Snell. At Bindoon there was no teaching and several former inmates are illiterate.
/ The Inconvenient Child