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MK-ULTRA in Australia: Part 3

December 8, 2021
MK Ultra
Steve McMurray

Dr. Harry Richard Bailey

It was cheaper to use Niggers than cats, because they were everywhere, and they were cheap experimental animals.Bailey making reference to his Tulane University psychosurgery experiments with contractor toMKULTRA Subproject 68, Dr. Robert Heath.

Harry Bailey, like most Australian Doctors connected to MKULTRA, studied at The University of Sydney. He graduated in 1954 and later that year, he received a 15 month, World Health Organization fellowship to study the methods of MKULTRA Doctors, Ewen Cameron and William Sargant. He had been instructed in Psychosurgery, Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) and Deep Sleep Therapy (DST).

Soon after Bailey returned from overseas, he would head the newly created Cerebral Surgery and Research Unit at Callan Park Psychiatric Hospital. After his appointment, the Sydney Sunday tabloid declared in September 1957, “Human guinea pigs in test: A Sydney mental specialist and 15 other volunteers deliberately sent themselves temporarily insane in recent mental research tests.” Bailey was the man behind this experiment at Callan Park. He went on in the article to promote LSD as a hopeful method of treating “mental cases” and said that these experiments would hopefully trace the section of the brain which is affected by schizophrenia. In 1959, Bailey became the Medical Superintendent of Callan Park.

After his work in the public sector, Bailey shifted to private practice. He still maintained his psychosurgery practices and, just like MKULTRA Doctor Robert Heath, attempted to ‘cure’ a man of homosexuality with a lobotomy. Sydney’s early gay and lesbian activists were outraged and protested against him at his Macquarie Street office. Bailey also founded a private hospital with Doctors, John Herron, Ian Gardiner and John Gill. This became Chelmsford Private Hospital which used hypnotic drugs, ECT and DST, mostly experimentally and without informed consent. This hospital became Australia’s worst psychiatric disaster.

All doctors at Chelmsford, including Bailey, had previously been involved with work at the Crown Street Hospital for Women in Sydney. It was here that they were involved in a eugenics program of forced adoptionfrom ‘unfit’ mothers, to ones who were deemed more appropriate. Bailey had helped to introduce methods of using hypnotic drugs to make them comply. He directly ordered the abortion of twin foetuses without a womans consent while she was under the influence of these drugs. 64% of unwed mothers had their babies taken at Crown Street.

As previously mentioned, Bailey was a DST protégé of Dr. William Sargant, who he kept in contact with while working in Australia. Sargant authored “Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing”, a book lauded by MKULTRA’s Cheif, Aldous Huxley. Bailey would compete with Sargant by using his patients at Chelmsford to see how long they could be kept in Deep Sleep. It was also at Chelmsford that he would seduce vulnerable patients, as young as 18, then encourage the patients into signing their wills over to him. This was the case with Sharon Hamilton, a Chelmsford victim, whos $100,000 estate went straight to Bailey after her suicide.

Dr. Ewen Cameron caused permanent damage to more than fifty patientswith his brainwashing experiments, but Bailey topped that by ending the lives of at least 28 patients at Chelmsford Private Hospital with his ECT, DST and drug experiments. Harry Bailey comitted suicide by overdosing on barbiturates in 1985, while under investigation.

Fiona Barnett’s first mind control perpetrator, Nazi Doctor,Leonas Petrauskas, had connections to Dr. Harry Bailey. Petrauskas lived in Engadine, NSW and operated the local medical centre at the time of Fiona’s abuse. A resident of Engadine told the author of this article in 2015, that she had been referred by Dr. Petrauskas to Dr. Bailey. This woman described both men as unethical and she painfully described her prescription of experimental medication which resulted in her growing a beard. Her partner went onto describe what he thought were experiments on children at the Engadine medical practice, which Petrauskas owned & operated.

Fiona also tells how Petrauskas was instrumental in introducing her to the CIA connected, Dr. Antony Kidman. She details one event of being delivered to Kidmans house in 1984 by Petrauskas, where she was sexually and physically abused by Kidman, and a famous Shakespearian playwright/actor.

Petrauskas, Kidman and Bailey were all present at The University of Sydney in the late 50’s – and all three were key contributors to Australia’s involvement in MKULTRA operations.