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The Resource The altar boys, Suzanne Smith

The altar boys, Suzanne Smith

Label
The altar boys
Title
The altar boys
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Glen Walsh and Steven Alward were childhood friends in their tight-knit working-class community in Newcastle, NSW. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic boys' high schools: Glen to Marist Brothers and Steven to St Pius X. Both did well: Steven became a journalist; Glen a priest. Glen discovered another priest was sexually abusing boys and reported the offender to police, breaking his vows to the Catholic 'brotherhood' in the process. His decision to give evidence regarding the cover-up of clerical abuse at a landmark trial ended in tragedy. Meanwhile, Steven was fighting his own battle to overcome a traumatic past, a battle that also ended in tradegy. Ensuing investigations revealed that at least 60 men in the region had taken their own lives. What had happened, and why were so many of those men from the three Catholic high schools in the area? This is a powerful exposé of widespread and organised clerical abuse of children in one Australian city
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Suzanne
Dewey number
364.153
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walsh, Glen
  • Alward, Steven
  • Catholic Church
  • Child sexual abuse by clergy
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Catholic high schools
  • Newcastle (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The altar boys, Suzanne Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067632842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733340178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1187181005
Label
The altar boys, Suzanne Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067632842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733340178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1187181005

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