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11275 Great Northern Hwy, New Norcia, Western Australia

newnorcia.wa.edu.au

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Lat: -30.972033 Lng: 116.213659

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Livewire

Normally I don't do religion but this tour was awesome. Worth the fee of $13 seniors. The bread is yummy too. The tour guide lady was very knowledgeable... my highlight was the printing room. And the song the tour lady sang at the end. Very emotional for a sooky like me. Do yourself a favour and do the tour.

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Not User 12345

From https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/wa/2020/01/19/new-norcia-sex-abuse-capital/amp/ For more than a century, the town hosted institutions misleadingly labelled "orphanages" for Aboriginal boys and girls, as well as boarding schools for white children. They were overseen by the Benedictine Community of New Norcia, which was identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as one of the nation's worst historical child sex offenders. The commission found one in five Benedictine priests between 1950 and 2010 were alleged child abusers triple the national average for Catholic institutions. Some survivors believe the present-day Benedictine Community has failed to sufficiently acknowledge the abuse that occurred in New Norcia.

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Sbandtrev

Very modern, well displayed showing history and story of the village. Worth the $ to do museum and 2 hour tour. Plus air conditioned

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