Farewell to 'hero' Mike Stanwell, the teacher who punched a priest and paid the price

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
June 26 2022 - 11:00pm
Loved: Peter Stanwell said he wished his brother Michael [pictured in 2007] could see his grandkids grow up. "What happened to him was not right. He tried to protect kids and got stymied every step of the way." Picture: Ryan Osland

MICHAEL Stanwell couldn't walk past any wrongdoing.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.