Let's Talk About Sects

The Family

September 19th, 2017  •  47 mins 56 secs  •  Download (45.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Anne Hamilton-Byrne led the most notorious Australian cult to date, The Family. Full of middle class doctors, lawyers, architects and nurses, she preached a mix of Christianity, Buddhism and spirituality, claiming herself to be the reincarnation of Christ. By the late '60s, she had fixed upon the idea of creating the perfect race of children to take the world forward after her predicted apocalypse.