College subject of child abuse royal commission request

THE royal commission into child sexual abuse has requested more than two decades worth of information about a Lutheran Church-run Aboriginal boarding school in Alice Springs.

Yirara College of the Finke River Mission is ultimately run by the Lutheran Schools Association, a mission arm of the Lutheran Church of Australia, located in North Adelaide.

Indigenous secondary students from remote Northern Territory communities and other jurisdictions travel hundreds of kilometres to board at the school.

In a statement, the Lutheran Schools Association for South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia said the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had asked for information spanning 23 years.

"We confirm that the royal commission has sought information about Yirara College for the period 1992-2015," the association's executive director John Proeve said.

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