The report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions cites a departmental report from 1965, describing the 'shocking condition' of the buildings at Carramar. The report mentioned Carramar's 'ill-ventilated, dark, dingy rooms, holes in the ceilings, walls and floors eaten by white ants, and cockroaches in abundance' (p.65).
The report stated that prior to the new building being completed in 1966, children slept on louvred verandahs. The report mentions how the new buildings at Carramar coincided with new children's services legislation in Queensland, with stricter rules about the maintenance and standard of children's lodgings.
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13 December 2018
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