Quick Exit

Darryl Smith was placed at Marylands School by his parents when he was seven years old, on the advice of the Department of Education. Darryl’s evidence discusses sexual, physical, spiritual abuse and educational neglect.  He also provides insight into the racial abuse suffered by Māori and Pacific children at the school. Darryl has spent much of his adult life in and out of prison, and he has remained a tireless advocate for survivors throughout.  

Witness statement of Darryl Smith for Marylands School public hearing

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