Click on the picture of the video to watch Stephen Masters' testimony about his experiences or click here.

Stephen Masters is one of many survivors of the infamous Daruk Boys' Home, which is claimed to be one of Australia's worst documented 'paedophile havens' and was exposed by '60 minutes'. Stephen speaks in the above video about his interactions with Ivan Milat. Stephen says:

"Daruk was a government-owned and operated institution and the filthy government were operating the satanic VIP pedophile ring inside of Daruk. Boys were being sex trafficked to different locations, including Costello's Boys Club Kings Cross, and to the very same satanic pedophile ring that politicians, judges, lawyers and priests were all connected to."

Survivor and Warrior, Stephen Masters

"John Marsden, the lawyer, was very connected to Costello's Boys Club in Kings Cross. Marsden was Ivan Milat's personal friend and lawyer. As I have stipulated, Ivan Milat was certainly sourcing the victims and disposing of the victims for the satanic pedophile ring, that certainly was operating out of Costello's Boys Club, Daruk Boys' Home and other known institutions. It's massive and it needs to be fully investigated. So far to date, the Daruk story has just been a massive cover-up. It has been a hit and run story. Many of the children, including myself, were subjected to horrific torture and a number of other horrific abuses. We, the surviving victims, need someone who is going to do some honest reporting on the atrocities that have taken place in Daruk Boys' Home. The government have totally destroyed many children's lives, they must be held fully accountable but instead they choose to keep on covering it up. They have a number of gate keepers assisting in the covering up and I certainly can name a few involved in the gate keeping."

Disgraced Superintendent of Daruk, Alasdair Webster, who was a recipient of the Order of Australia and a politician

Stephen alleges he was experimented on at Daruk Boys' Home. He says many boys including himself were subjected to MK-Ultra experiments.

He talks about others who were residents of the boys' home, who grew up to commit horrific acts; for example, Les Murphy, who was one of the perpetrators in the Anita Cobby murder. Other residents of Daruk who became killers after leaving Daruk are Dillan Atkinson who was wanted for a double homicide, and Jeff Denman who stole a car and ran over a security guard in March 2018.

Another victim, Gordon Myers, also claims he was trafficked from boys' homes to prominent Australians

Fiona Barnett, an alleged survivor of the "VIP” ring, stated in an article she wrote in 2015:

"Franca Arena tried to get Gordon Myers to publicly testify in the 1990s.

When Gordon Myers arrived at the Wood Royal Commission to testify in 2015, NSW Police intervened and said, “WALK IN THAT DOOR – YOU WON’T BE WALKING OUT!” NSW Police then locked Gordon Myers up.

Gordon Myers acknowledges the phenomenal efforts of Franca Arena, who sold her own house to fund her campaign to support victims and expose the VIP pedophile ring. Franca Arena was heavily criticised for naming Judge David Yeldham and former NSW MP Frank Arkell as potential pedophiles.

Arkell was murdered, Yeldham ‘suicided’.

Penrith and Newtown Detective Sergeant Roger Rogerson (aka ‘Roger the Dodger’) was a main pedophile ring protector.

The former Superintendent of Daruk Boys' Home, ALASDAIR WEBSTER, became a federal front bencher, and is now very high up in the Roman Catholic Church in the Blue Mountains. In 2011, Alasdair Webster and Ken Buttrum, the former Director General of DOCS, tried to bribe Gordon in a restaurant on the Nepean River with 20k. When Gordon refused, they, in collaboration with police, tried to set him up on a false pedophile accusation. (Note: Since Fiona Barnett made this statement, Daruk Boys' Home has been exposed as a "paedophile haven" and Alasdair Webster is now behind bars. See 60mins report here).

After Gordon Myers testified to the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Abuse, police tried to falsely accuse him of molesting a child. This attempt was dropped after it was realised that Gordon Myers could not physically sexually assault a child. He has never been able to have sex because his penis had been cut off at age 12 by JOHN MUNGA, nurse at DARUK BOYS' HOME, Windsor, during a botched circumcision attempt. He was taken to Windsor Hospital, awoke during the operation and went into a foetal position. His penis was sewn on.

He was collected by ROBERT BARRACLUFF, Senior Youth Worker, and driven to Sutherland. When Gordon Myers questioned why he was being taken to Sutherland, Barracluff bashed him. Gordon jumped out of the car. Barracluff caught Gordon at Loftus and tried to hang him – but the rope broke.

In August 2021, Barracluff was finally sentenced to 18 years for his crimes. However, the case has been suppressed from media coverage.

See also this Daily Telegraph Article.

Gordon Myers alleges that at the age of 12 he was showering at Charlton Anglican Home, when ex-PM ROBERT MENZIES entered the bathroom to change his colostomy bag. Menzies was in a wheelchair and “smelt like shit”. ROBERT MENZIES eyed the boy’s naked body and commented, “you're a cutie.”

Gordon Myers said that when he was old enough, he and fellow victims would go “pedo bashing.” On one occasion they noticed Bob Carr picking up a young boy at ‘The Wall’ in Darlinghurst, near St Vincent Hospital. Bob Carr was in a government vehicle – a white Fairlane with a red C number plate. Gordon Myers took a roadside wooden picket and smashed Bob Carr’s car with it.

When Gordon Myers was 14, he was charged with a juvenile offence. Myers claimed that Judge DAVID YELDHAM took him into his chambers, pulled up his robe, exposed his penis and said, “IF YOU DO ME A FAVOUR – I’LL LET YOU OFF”.

Myers says David Yeldham’s son James can verify this because David Yeldham sexually abused his own son, James Yeldham, a cattle farmer in Dululu, QLD.

Gordon Myers alleges that a survivor of the paedophile ring named Graham had a best friend, Wayne Nixon, who was murdered at age 12 in Jubilee Park, Glebe. Wayne was raped and stabbed through the heart. Judge David Yeldham gave the perpetrator two life sentences, but he only served four years.

Gordon Myers (D.0.B - 19/3/1965) was born at Sutherland Hospital.

  • Indigenous Victim of the Stolen Generation
  • Sparked the Wood Royal Commission
  • Testified to the current Child Abuse Royal Commission
  • Franca Arena’s key witness
  • Bill Heffernan referred to his police statements on 20th October 2015

Myers was allegedly prostituted / witnessed child prostitution at:

  • ‘THE WALL’ Darlinghurst
  • COSTELLOS Boy brothel club in Kings Cross run by Trimboli
  • The BOULEVARD HOTEL Kings Cross / Darlinghurst

The boys were allegedly prostituted and sex trafficked to these locations by staff at CHARLTON ANGLICAN BOYS’ HOME, Ashfield (aka ‘Milleewa’ & ‘Robinson House’). They were taken there by Father BRIAN PECKOVER, who has retired to Carindale, Brisbane.

VIP paedophiles that Gordon Myers was allegedly prostituted to / witnessed at these venues:

  • BOB CARR – Politician
  • STUART WAGSTAFF – Entertainer
  • KIM BEAZLEY Snr – Politician
  • MARCUS EINFELD – Federal judge
  • GOUGH WHITLAM – Prime Minister
  • JOE HASHAM – Entertainer
  • GRAEME BLUNDELL (‘Alvin Purple’) – Entertainer
  • JOHN MARSDEN – Lawyer
  • GRAHAM KENNEDY – Entertainer
  • BERT NEWTON – Entertainer
  • BOB HAWKE – Prime Minister
  • ROBERT MENZIES – Prime Minister
  • JOHN KERR – Governor General
  • ALAN JONES – 2GB radio host
  • BERNARD KING – Celebrity Chef

BERT NEWTON allegedly prostituted his 6-year old son, MATHEW NEWTON, to GRAHAM KENNEDY at The Boulevard Hotel.

Mt Penang Training School at Kariong

There were many State-care facilities implicated during the Wood Royal Commission and other Royal Commissions into child abuse. Victims of Mt Penang Training School, in Kariong, Central Coast NSW, also claim they were being trafficked to high profile people like politicians and Judges. Gordon Myers is one of the victims that makes this claim. The Superintendent of Mt Penang Training School at the time of the abuse was former Mayor of Gosford, Laurie Maher, who was also the former CEO of Coast Shelter. Maher will be going to trial for his alleged historical child abuse crimes in late 2023.

Article: Maher, 81, faces 13 charges relating to the alleged abuse of boys at the Mt Penang Training School at Kariong in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Maher served as the Mayor of Gosford from 2007-2012. He founded Coast Shelter in 1992 and held the position of CEO until his retirement in 2018.

In 2009 he was presented with an Award for Services to the Aboriginal Community by the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, and in 2010 he was awarded with the Order of Australia for his service to the community of Gosford through social welfare and local government organisations.

He is also a recipient of the NSW Community Service Award.
Source: Central Coast Community News Article

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