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Graham John Davis 1946 – 1974

by Warren Porter (guest author) on 5 April, 2011

Following on from his autobiography, A Tormented Life (you can access an excerpt on this website here), Warren Porter writes the story of his deceased brother, Graham Davis. Warren writes about their abusive stepfather, how Graham was sent to Westbrook Farm Home in 1961 and police violence. Warren argues the case for a Royal Commission into the treatment of children in Australian institutions.

Warren mentions several locations in the south side of Brisbane including “the Gabber (the Five Ways)” which refers to the then layout of the railway yards in the suburb of Woolloongabba. A further explanation is available here.

You can download Warren’s account of his brother’s history below.
Graham John Davis 12.3.1946 – 23.10.1974

2 thoughts on “Graham John Davis 1946 – 1974”

  1. Over the past ten years I have done a study on the life of Joseph Millard. He lived at Westbrook House. Is this near the juvenile farm. Joe.

  2. hi my partner went to westbrook n wilson homes he is still suffering from the very dark horrible things that happen to him

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