Records from a boys’ home that is set to be the focus of a case study at a royal commission into child sexual abuse are being held at the University of Newcastle, it has emerged, after it was believed the records had been destroyed or had gone missing.
An archivist has come forward, saying records are being held in the university’s Archives of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
University archivist Gionni Di Gravio has been in charge of the documents, and said while he could not say if all St Albans records existed, he was in possession of a large number of them.
“You can’t always be sure that everything that has been created has survived, but there’s a bit to keep a lot of people occupied,” Mr Di Gravio said.
Read More: ABC, 10 jUNE, 2016