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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

PDF, 4.2 MB

So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako