Case Study 26: St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol, Rockhampton April 2015
The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Rockhampton commencing on Tuesday 14 April 2015 into the experiences of a number of men and women who were resident at St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol operated by the Sisters of Mercy between 1940 and 1975.
The hearing will also examine the responses of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton, and the Queensland state government to complaints made by former residents of St Joseph’s Orphanage of child sexual abuse by workers, priests and nuns at the Orphanage.
Opening Statement and witness statements
Hearing room updates
Royal Commission report Case Study 26 - The response of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the Queensland Government