A Victorian beach house owned by a former Bishop of Ballarat, the late Ronald Mulkearns, has been put on the market, with the proceeds of the sale to be donated to a fund to support survivors of child sexual abuse, reports news.com.au.
The clifftop home in the Great Ocean Road community of Fairhaven,
purchased in 1986 for just $55,000, is expected to sell at auction on
October 29 for at least $2.1 million.
Under the terms of Bishop Mulkearns' will, all profits from the sale
of the property will go to the Diocese he headed between the 1970s and
The current Bishop of Ballarat, Paul Bird, has previously committed
to all proceeds from the sale being donated to a fund to support
survivors of sexual abuse.
Bishop Mulkearns died, aged 85, earlier this year, without being able
to finish the evidence he began giving at the Royal Commission into
Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.