‘Old boys’ have a plan for Keaney’s bones

The West Australian

COLLEEN EGAN The West Australian
May 1, 2014

Last week, in preparation for his testimony to the royal commission, feisty Welshman Gordon Grant took a trip to Karrakatta cemetery with another of the “old boys” of Christian Brothers homes.

“I counted 79 Christian Brothers buried there, we counted 14 who are repeat offenders,” he said. “They were notorious paedophiles of these four institutions (Bindoon, Tardun, Castledare and Clontarf boys’ homes).”

Mr Grant told the inquiry yesterday of a wish that would bring him relief from the lasting depression and flashbacks to beatings and sexual abuse at Bindoon, led by the infamous tyrant, Brother Paul Keaney.

“We want the mortal remains of Brother Keaney taken up and his mortal remains, what is left of them, to be reinterred at the brothers’ plot at Karrakatta,” he said. “Bindoon is no place for him now. It is a co-educational college with 140 students.

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