The Family

2016 Rose Jones
M Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over

An incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia’s most notorious cults, and the scars its survivors still bear today

Anne Hamilton-Byrne was beautiful, charismatic and delusional. She was also incredibly dangerous. Convinced she was a living god, Hamilton-Byrne headed an apocalyptic sect called The Family, which was prominent in Melbourne from the 1960s to the 1990s. With her husband Bill, she acquired numerous children – some through adoption scams, some born to cult members – and raised them as her own.

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