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Parramatta Marist High School – Call for Witnesses

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Graeme Stewart Hawkins - Parramatta Marist High School Westmead

Parramatta Marist High School – Call for Witnesses

Koffels Law firm is seeking witnesses to alleged child sexual abuse perpetrated by Stuart Hawkins who was a teacher of Parramatta Marist High School between 1975 and 1993.

We are assisting survivors who were sexually abused by Graeme Stuart Hawkins. Graeme Stuart Hawkins was also known as Stuart Hawkins. He worked as a teacher at Parramatta Marist High School Westmead, NSW from 1975 to 1993. He ran the Parramatta Marist Canoe Club at the School.

The Parramatta Marist Canoe Club commenced in around 1976. Members of the club included students of the Parramatta Marist High School and ex-students of the School. The canoe club camped and trained in various locations including Mystery, Wisemans Ferry, Narrabeen and Sydney Harbour.

It is alleged that Stuart Hawkins supplied alcohol and cigarettes to students and sexually abused them whilst they were under his care. Most of the alleged sexual abuse took place during camps and trips away with the Parramatta Marist Canoe Club.

In October 1993, the alleged sexual abuse was reported to the police and the matter was investigated. 14 victims were identified in the original investigation. The average age of the victims at the time of the offences was 14. Considering the length of the time that Stuart Hawkins had been a teacher at the school, involved in the canoe club, the nature of the offences, it is believed that the number of actual victims over this period of time would be far greater than the 14 identified.

In December 1993, 2 months after the initial investigation, Stuart Hawkins was found dead in his van near Kempsey NSW.

If you attended the canoe club at Parramatta Marist High School Westmead from 1975 to 1993 or are otherwise able to provide information to assist survivors who were abused by Stuart Hawkins, please contact our associate, Ms Sharon Cai , on 02 9283 5599 or via the form below:

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