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1 July 1993 - Letter -
John Banks to Gaye Davidson (pdf 66 kB)
John Banks - Minister of Police
Gaye Davidson - Christchurch
"From my knowledge of the circumstances and the decisions of the courts,
I am of the opinion that there is no requirement or justification for an
What is Banks
"knowledge of the circumstances" over and above the court
"The contents of the recently released Christchurch City Council report
into the operation of the Centre is strongly adverse"
Review Office report was strongly favorable. Rosemary Frances Smart's report was
untested and prejudicial. Is this a case of listening only to evidence that
Banks wants to hear?
"I cannot for the life of me understand why you and your friends
continue to support this convicted child molester…………..I simply do not
believe that this five year reign of terror by one of your co-workers
continued by instalment almost daily without being noticed by others"
Banks seems to have
only considered the possibility that Ellis was guilty, and therefore the
"others" he refers to are complicit in that guilt. The more
obvious conclusion that he could have come to is that such a "reign of
terror" never occurred at all.
29 June 1993 -
Letter - Martin Maguire re Creche Closure
Martin Maguire - City Council: Senior
Community Development Adviser
Martin Maguire responds to questions about Maguire's role in the production
of the Rosemary Frances Smart report on the Crèche
( Link to Rosemary
Frances Smart's July 1992 report )
"I collaborated with Ms Smart on her report"
"The report is not a treatise on sexual abuse"
25 June 1993 - Letter Smith to
Davidson (pdf 76 kB)
Dr Lockwood Smith, Minister of
Gaye Davidson, Spokesperson, Civic Childcare Inquiry Organisation
The Ministry of Education has determined that, in taking account of the
findings of the "Review of the Management Policy and Practices of the
Civic Childcare Centre July 1992" commissioned by the Christchurch City
Council, and the comments made by Justice Williamson in the summation of the
case, further investigations would serve no purpose.
consideration of the favorable ERO report, and yet gives credence to the
untested report of one person - Rosemary Frances Smart. The witchhunt at it's finest - ignore any
evidence that does not fit a diagnosis of guilt.
- Oral Judgments of Judge Williamson
(FOLDER) 1993-05/06 The
11 February 1993 - Judgment of
Judge E B Anderson (pdf 29 kB) New July 2 2007