Discussions of current and past staff + their involvement with Students (minors).

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  1. old boy, 92-97. never met butch but had my experiences with noy and golding. hard to imagine just how many boys were affected by these grubs

  2. BBC class 1990-1994 here. I had Butch for ancient history, so had plenty of the usual “toothbrush” and similar incidents. I remember going to his house at one stage with my parents and four other families, for a “how to study” workshop. His house was filled with phallic statues and posters, including in the toilet. At the time my parents thought it was funny. The session ended with invitations to us boys for further individual private sessions. My parents left the decision up to me, and thankfully I declined.
    I also had an incident one day after school, I was in school uniform, in the toilets in Toowong shopping centre, someone reaching under and then flashing me underneath the cubicle, from the next stall over. (I got straight out of there!) Looking back, I wonder if this was related somehow…

    • Anonymous, as we’ve each shared the same BBC yrs I can virtually see myself in your tales. THANKS. One thing that I had different, was my family home was 90 minutes trains/busses from BBC. The more I hear of Butch’s ‘home schooling’, swimming & movie nights – the more I enjoyed living far away.

      So much has changed now, but I strongly suggest you consider talking to a Counsellor & considering applying for NRS Redress. For me, everything seems to relate – to some degree.

    • I was 88-90. Had Buchanon for History. Many a time I get the toothbrush on ear or ass. I even got 10 strokes of the cane on my ass….dropped trousers. Many things I saw and experienced and I’m glad that pos is dead. Thompson just said I was a troubled child and was best for me to go to a different school when my parents and I informed him. I remember one particular incident that pretty much caused me to have a breakdown and smash the old wooden Lockers up with my fist…not going into it here but I wanted myself dead for what had happened.

      • Counsellors will help you, by explaining things & also guiding you with making a NRS Application. You’re lucky to have ‘escaped’ BBC’s closed abuses! Expectedly, bosses (Thompson) take out their stresses by ‘brushing away victims’: coping with truth is v startling. Hearing of your triggered (old wooden Lockers) reactions, many other Survivours are reminded of their moments. It’s great that you’re still here, sharing your impacts & I also strongly suggest getting in touch with a support worker/Counsellor:

  3. DEMIS: Ipswich Grammar School – If anyone needs a first-hand account regarding what Clive Moorhead was capable of, give me a shout. I wasn’t a student at any of the schools you’re discussing, but will gladly back up any claims anyone has regarding accusations against Moorhead. (I was a private piano student of his for several years in my early teens, and have a very clear memory of his methods re: grooming etc. and was myself involved in an ongoing long-overdue case against him with the police when he died.) Though a superb musician, Clive Moorhead was the worst kind of person – the world is a better place without him in it.

    • Demis, thanks for bravely coming forward to share your experiences with (IGS) Clive Moorhead! More of these CSA Predators’ vile habits are becoming known, which can be helpful to the Victims to come forth to make NRS Claims. Grooming seems to have been everywhere! I’ll be in contact ASAP, after an appt today. I do have some helpful coping booklets I can post out / publicly meet up? Cheers, TonyA

  4. Well Done Tony. It is understood that Buchanan who impacted countless lives was found dead in his toilet by Queensland Police and Paramedics in May 2018. Although he never served adequate jail time and did not face further action we can take strength from the fact that this vile specimen was only found on the basis of a welfare check. This man can no longer physically harm individuals. Impacted kids now adults can share their journeys with one another knowing that they are believed and that the modus operandi and strategies used are eerily similar.
    Regarding Clive Moorhead it is noted that this Music Teacher was fare-welled and disposed of only a couple of days ago. A cannot speak to his past but I can only comment that if a boy alleges harm it must be taken incredibly seriously.

    • I’m so glad that asshole is dead ! Always going around like he was the the big man around BBC , i saw all of this first hand at school as a boarder and as well saw it first hand at his shitty house he had just bought . I’m now in my 50’s . I was even was there when knight turned up at Rudd house , telling us how to wear our towel over our shoulder so he could see our penis and so on , i went surfing with overlack on the Gold Coast with another student , and canoe classes with Mentik , Wow the danger of it all, as a kid at a private school . Shame on you BBC , really? You people didn’t know what was going on ?? REALLY ! Oh in my years there , RV Holt was probably the only normal one there besides us kids and great man .

      • W, thankfully those of us who are still here to remember it are still alive. Together with countless others, quite a story(-ies) indeed are waiting to be shared. You’ve been part of the collective habits of CSA Predators (Butch-Knight-Overlack-Mentik-Holt), in ‘Kiddy-swapping’. I experienced less of it at BBC, than the earlier Baptist church ‘fields’: different terms used, to masque the same levels of CSA devastation. Sometimes, it seems the Catholics got ‘outdone’ by following churches …

      • HI Tony , i think we may have got our lines crossed , RV Holt was and I believe still and great human , he always had a lot of time for us boys and he was always very kind to all off us , i cant speak highly enough of him . However that rest of them where creeps .

      • Apologies. I wasn’t arguing against your POV, only going off other comments on Holt. As he wasn’t on staff, during my time (90-94) I only entered his name on from other comments of earlier victims/Survivors. You went through enough, it’s good you had the occasional relief.

      • I also ‘escaped’ a CSA Predator from my classes. Others have been victims, yet skipped/swapped me? Another in Music Dept had their go … (hierarchies?) 😯

  5. One thing I’m asking myself is WHY “many children who are abused or neglected are subjected to multiple forms of abuse and neglect”? Do some of us have a 🎯 mark appear on our backs?

  6. I remember ‘Butch’.

    I was a boarder at BBC, 79 to 82. He wasn’t the only psycho there.

    • Steven, Sorry for what you’ve gone through. But most Old Students, who witnessed or went through any of what you’ve spoken out about – send their THANKS. It seems some Predators ‘tested’ out +/-, pro/con, give/take early in their histories; Boarding settings appeared auto-entrapment; venture into Day-boys allowed wider targeting, yet may also be a ‘chink in their armour’?! More of the surviving-victims, families & peers need to rid the shackles of the dogma of hush-hush, 🤫, NDA & help our future BBC Community. TonyA

  7. I attended BBC from 1978 -1983 and frequently came into contact with many of these alleged pedofiles. Whilst I was never personally sexually abused, but it was common knowledge amongst the students that several teachers were ‘weird’. I was personally beaten on several occasions by Allan Bradley. Beatings that went far above just simple discipline. I believe this creep is now ‘THE RT REV. ALLAN BRADLEY’ in the Liberal Catholic Church Province of Australia. My parents slaved at two jobs to put me through what they thought was an excellent education. Instead they inadvertently delivered me into the hands of a group of men that were later convicted as pedofiles ( Kim Buchanan, wilf Mentick etc). What really disturbs me is that the PMSA simply seems to just move these animals on to another school rather than take the morally and ethically course of picking up the phone and calling the police.The culture at BBC in the 70s and 80s was disgusting. I have never returned to this school and never intend to.

    • Thanks, Someone, for your revealing details. As shocking as some of the brave ‘Old Boys’ have been, It’s becoming more known that what you’ve witnessed in the 70s and 80s only seemed to become more precise and focussed in the 90s. This habit of Predators is shocking and anyone who’s able to speak of anything in the past deserves to be rewarded. I’ve collected some ‘Living Well’ Booklets for male Survivours of CSA, which I’d like to send or give you. Feel free to let me know which is easiest? Tony

    • Paedos on staff while I was at BBC- Kim Buchanan, Michael Golding, Brett Dutton, Peter Overlack, Col Noy, David Muree-Allen. That sick fuck Allan Bradley died May 2018.

      • Butch is also gone. I suspected Murie-Allen, but was always paranoid after Butch+Golding+BradLey experiences. Thanks for sharing & hope you’re speaking with ‘knowmore’ & Murphy Schmidt Solicitors. (MS are highly skilled in your “Damages Claim”)

  8. My son was sexually abused by Kim Buchanan in 1979 when he attended Scott’s College Bathurst NSW. This was my sons first year of high school. My son was not a border however stayed at school for sport, homework and dinner then caught a taxi home. I was not aware Mr Buchanan had driven him home at times. Mr Buchanan came to our house and asked if my son would like to go to Brisbane Boys College with another pupil during a holiday break, I said he could go however when Mr Buchanan came to pick Geoff up Mr B said the other boy could not go. I remember my son saying he didn’t want to go only to have me suggest it was a good opportunity. I had never heard of pedophiles. They stayed at BBC, only the gardener was there, Geoff mentioned nude bathing in the pool, the pornographic books, being offered up smokes & alcohol.
    He still has nightmares at 51 abuses drugs, has been known to steel womens underwear and wears same. The solicitor acting on Geoffs behalf from Shine lawyers told me Mr Buchanan had died, this was a complete lie. I was once friends with the Burser at Scott’s so found his ph no., and asked if he knew he had died the reply was he had not. Also told we could not sue him as he had no money as had bribed a family and given them $50,000.
    When asked by detectiveSargeant Debra Wicks if Buchanan had a nickname he said he liked me to call him Butch and throw tennis balls at his testicles.
    And no he did not get long enough in goal, my son is serving a lifetime sentence as do other pupils, also parents for not having some feeling something was wrong or giving permission for the trip to Brisbane. I imagine it may have been the time Buchanan had an interview for a position at BBC.

      • If Buchanan is dead then great. He never served enough time in prison. I attended a couple of his infamous parties in the early 80’s. A manipulative and awful person.

      • Bonfired, as hard as it is for anyone whose gone through anything like you have – it’s relieving to hear that his death brings you some closure. I remember being invited & fearfully refusing the invite, after an earlier ‘Private Interview’ incident. Your “manipulative and awful person” is already forming part of my National Redress Strategy Submission. I encourage you & anyone similar to try this, if Personal Damages Claim hasn’t been pursued(?). I can recommend an experienced practice, for BBC matters.

      • Dear Tony
        Thankyou for advising this vile person has died. Unfortunately my son was incarcerated on remand for 3 months in March this year and was murdered on 10th June in Kempsey Jail by another vile person Richard Reay, who has been charged with his murder.
        If only I had seen your message earlier and was able to advise Geoff, who would have been happy to know.
        My son Geoff had a traumatic life and for his life to end in this way will haunt me forever.
        Geoff only told me earlier this year (after not being able to discuss his abuse over all these years) “mum you know I could have stabbed him as there were scissors on a table, but I didn’t know how I would get home”.
        I am not religous but only hope Geoffs soul finds another life to have a chance to be happy.
        We had a great connection, miss him very much. I have a long journey to hopefully find justice for Geoff, it seems to be a long waiting game, not looking forward to this but hope I have the fortitude to get justice.
        The correctional centre is equally guilty of his murder as Geoff was supposed to be in protective custody as had been threatened due to his HIV status.
        Kind Regards Sandra

    • He did the same with students at Ipswich Grmat in the late nineties. Tennis balls ! I knew this guy well enough, a bully, fiercely protective of his school. Glad to see he is dead.

      • Aaron, sorry for my delay in responding. Maybe, we’ve spoke on some phone calls? As hard as it is to know others have experienced the same as earlier Survivours/Victims, it is good when we reach the point of telling others of it. Hopes are that you + other Ipswich guys are getting support.

  9. I’m an old boy of BBC (1986-1990) and had ‘Butch’ as my house master and geography teacher. Vile piece of work and I never liked him. Doesn’t surprise me in the least that he got done as a pedophile. I remember all too well the ‘tooth brush’ and ‘horse bites’ that he’d incorporate into his lessons. His proclivities were pretty openly gossiped about by the students. However, I should say that I wasn’t one of his victims, thank God! I’m very sorry for those who were. I knew Golding as well (played for one of the school’s band) and heard he’d got busted.That did surprise me a bit. I never heard anything about Bradley or had anything to do with him. I’d just add that there was also a strange case about a teacher there, I won’t get into the details, who in ’89 or ’90 got arrested at another boy school’s boarding house at the dead of night. Apparently he had Vaseline on him. I don’t know for sure about the Vaseline bit, but it was reported on the radio and he got fired. So that’s a minimum of two teachers involved in child molestation plus another who apparently got sexually aroused by administering the cane plus another one that, if it wasn’t involving molestation, then who knows what the hell it was. You know, I remember all the time, during the assemblies, being told how lucky we were to go to such a school. Yeah, right. What a complete zoo and absolute disgrace!

    • Butch & Golding were many of the other ‘Old Boys’ Perpetrators. Bradley was another from my (& many other’s) experience. A growing list of BBC employees is listed elsewhere on this site (will provide copy ASAP). One great relief is for those who haven’t been ‘sucked into silence’, now have a chance of some relief: National Redress Scheme should be chased up with ‘knowmore’.

      1800 605 762
      Suite 1, Level 16, 141 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000
      PO Box 2151, Brisbane QLD 4001
      t: 07 3218 4500

      • I too remember Buchanan’s ‘horse bites’, massages & toothbrush flicks on my backside that would leave painful black welts. I remember the inappropriate jokes that he would weave into his lessons & I also remember that creepy lion mask that hung on the wall behind his desk that he could adjust the eyes on as a signal if he was in a bad mood. I recall the rumours about Buchanan, Overlack, Golding & others that we all heard around the school 30+ yrs ago that no one of authority, including Graham R Thompson, did anything about other than to cover up for the sake of the old school tie. BBC’s over-arching themes of deceit & overt sexism taught me nothing other than how NOT to behave as a respectable member of modern society.

      • Anon, Thanks for your comments! You’re by no means ‘alone’ with these memories (30+ yrs ago). I do suggest you get in contact with a Counsellor, when you’re able to: (States listed) +:

        1800 Respect – Call 1800 737 732 or visit
        24/7 telephone and online crisis support, information and immediate referral to specialist counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence.

        Lifeline – Call 13 11 14 or visit
        24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention.

        I deal with BlueKnot, due to ‘complex trauma’ (churches + school). Good luck!

    • Old Boy of BBC (1981-88) and coached soccer until 1996. The German teacher (Overlack) was caught at Nudgee College as you describe. If that wasn’t bad enough, once he’d served his ‘punishment’ he was welcomed back to the school as a photographer at sporting events. That’s why I quit- disgraceful.

      • This seems to be a common part of ‘repaired’ ChildSexualAbusers. Either publicly, or quietly shifted from hunting-ground to hunting-ground, not much is known. $ schools/Institutions don’t want their reputation tarnished … think of all that $$$!

      • If you would be OK with meeting, I’d be OK to arrange a meeting. I’ve got some small ‘Living Well’ booklets, which help me through dark times.

  10. I don’t know if you also knew that Butch (as Hamilton Housemaster) conducted ‘Private Interviews’ for Yr 8 Hamilton Students, over 1st 3-4 wks. Oh joy I thought, being last in a cue of 3-4 other Hamilton Yr 8’s… He ended-up locking me in the room, made me take off my trousers, while he masturbated during a Lunch break. I ended-up running out of there straight to the Music block, where Golding tried similar in 1991. I’ve got a passion to try to make a dent in the monolith that BBC & GPS bureaucracy hide beneath. If you’re willing to add your comments publicly/privately, it is your choice. Just let me know & I’ll try to get back ASAP.

  11. hey tony, im not looking to be identified but for interest sake we were in the same yr. it doesnt bother me that we were bent over the desk during normal class and “strapped on a regular basis with the end of a toothbrush on the backside, i can assure you in my class many received the same treatment which in that context makes noone feel “singled out”: i personally preferred that method to the senior master who was known for caning boys while having a raging boner, the marks from that lasted weeks.

      • Sorry, Damien van der Mier. Also, earlier jockey with Kate Harewood (married 2007-13/4).

  12. Bloody KImmy B. I had the displeasure of knowing this vile specimen during my time at IGS from 1997 until he was busted in 2000/01 (can’t remember, I think it was when I was in grade 10).

    He was the “Personal Development” officer. Had his own little office in the building just next to the TC. He was a fat piece of shit and was into Japanese stuff (probably due to the weird kinky shit the Japanese like…..). I remember going on “Personal Development” (PD) Camp to Woodlands with him in years 7, 8 and 9. PD Camp would have been like Christmas for that disgusting troll. School ‘swimming uniform’ was DT’s, and even though we were on camp, funnily enough we weren’t allowed to wear boardshorts – had to be DT’s in the pool. He would also don the DT’s and jump in the pool with the boys. Letting them ride on his shoulders…..*shudder*

    Whilst I wasn’t a victim of his disgusting acts, he was still a very ‘handsy’ person, and was always grabbing boys by the shoulder and ‘belly bumping’ (with his fat gut), which at the time seemed innocent enough, but on reflection he was essentially thrusting at us…..eeeew.

    Sick bastard was into some weird shit too. My mates oldest brother was a few years ahead of us, and one of the guys in his grade was a victim. We heard (via Chinese whispers, so don’t know the veracity) that he liked to have boys flick his sack with rubber bands and rub deep-heat into his groin. He’d also show them porn and whack off together…….god, it makes me sick to type that.

    I remember the day it was announced at school that he was arrested. We had a special assembly and it was Fredrickson’s (the new Head Master) first crisis at the school. We were told not to talk to reporters and if anyone had any concerns (assuming about Mr B) that they should talk to their year master.

    To find out years later that this blight was at BBC previously and doing the same stuff makes me quite angry. I don’t think he got enough time in gaol. They never do.

    • Lawrence,

      I’ve collected some info from Living Well, knowmore & Royal Commission for some Survivors of Butch to have some small catch-ups. I’ve had a few 1-on-1 & group sessions before, which I hope we could start some Brisbane-Ipswich meets? (Last was over a few drinks at a Pub)

      I’ll wait for your response to me on any of the following.

      Tony Harewood
      0410 277 791

      • Lawrence, There have been other students of IGS who’ve been in contact with us. We’ve got a small group of CSA Survivours, where many of us have been able to make Legal ‘Claim(s) for Damages’ (Compensation) for the past wrongs of Butch & Grammar’s Lynch. I’ve also collected some ‘Living Well’ Booklets, particularly for males effected by these situations. I’d be able to post out, or meet you for a chat (if able)?

        Tony Anstatt (after divorce)

    • So many of your discussed points seemed to have been a later (developed) example of Buchanan’s personality. After recently meeting with a past 1980’s student, earlier versions of what led onto their later 1990-91 (sacking-removal) behaviour, leading onto your later (1997) notes. Most humans have their upbringing structured in a positive & social way. Others, in a deceptive & narcissistic manner. Sorry for this sudden add-on!)

      • remember his toothbrush sessions well, over the desk in geog class at bbc year 8 lol, that school was full of either child molesters or abusers

      • If you’d be willing to make any public/private ‘Complaints’ (to report the abuses), I could collect printed info for you, or eMail back some further details &/or meet-up with you, in your choice of area?!

      • Even though many other ‘old boys’ had mentioned this, I’d never realised how publicly Butch had admitted to his form of kink! BBC did have many of (hidden) abusers & another person had expressed trauma from one of the Senior Executive staff, in authority of Butch. (‘pulling the strings’ & silence?)

      • ‘Mr rockhard’,

        Not wishing to discuss your Profile name, I’m curious of your WP response. If & When you’d like to take your side of things further, I could collect printed info for you, or eMail back some further details &/or meet-up with you, in your choice of area?!

        The number of CSA Survivors is growing, not just BBC alone, as I’ve also been in contact with an Ipswich Grammar guy who went through similar 10-20 yrs later!


  13. Verbal comments were recently made, furthering earlier student ‘gossip’ from 1990-94, of potential reasons for sudden installation of frosted glass paneled doors for the Instrument Lesson Rooms. As this Interior Modification had been performed during my enrolment (1990-94), Building Records should exist (via School &/or Council).

    Whilst statements, by some other BBC boys, such as “Kiddy fidler” were often made – due to this RC, closer attention is being made to all of them.

    Michael Golding’s (previous Music HOD) sudden removal was related to this matter.

  14. Anon. on 04/03/2013 at 3:28 pm said:
    Better late than never. Heard that Kim had got caught a few years ago and that felt like a bit of closure. I Thank the men that saw it through. Kim groomed me and had his fun 3 times. I went to BBC from years 8-10. I think that was around 1987.

  15. As year 8 was my entry into High School, I initially felt agreement with those in authority was expected. However within first few months of Term One, it was my Surname’s (S – Strickland) for a “Private Meeting” – with Hamilton Housemaster: Kim Buchanan. Although I was punctual for this scheduled Meeting, I instantly became hesitant when I was asked to close (& lock?) door. “Mr Buchanan” or “Butch” appeared to be manipulating something beneath their desk, during entire Meeting. Unknown to me at that stage, I had the instinct that I should attempt to leave ASAP. Due to this, I had stated that I was expected “in the Music Dept during this Lunch break”. In the years since, I’ve been informed that masturbation was a probable reason for both sealed door (privacy) and “manipulating something beneath their desk” (previously noted).

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