Anne Hamilton-Byrne first ever interview reveals The Family cult secrets | 60 Minutes Australia

  • Published on:  6/14/2019
  • She’s the embodiment of evil. A woman whose terrify deeds have destroyed many lives. For years, Anne Hamilton-Byrne ran a bizarre cult known as The Family. But this was no ordinary family. Children stolen at birth, brainwashed, beaten, even given mind altering drugs like LSD. The list of abuses as her isolated retreat outside Melbourne goes on. It was a true house of horrors. Throughout it all Hamilton-Byrne was helped by a group of unquestioning followers, including a sinister group of women known as ‘The Aunties’. To these disciples, she was the reincarnation as Jesus Christ. Her word, gospel. Hamilton-Byrne spent years dodging the truth about what went on inside The Family. But in 2009, for the first time, she spoke to 60 Minutes.

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