Dave Whitaker was brought up in the cult run by Anne Hamilton-Byrne known as the Family. The cult was active from the late 60s and became well known after a police raid on one of their properties in 1987. About 12 illegally adopted children were removed by the police. Dave's mother was one of the "aunties" who ran the property where the children were kept. Dave's father, a Melbourne psychiatrist was instrumental in helping Hamilton-Byrne set up the cult. Dave broke from the cult in 1985 and appeared in a recent documentary film and ABC TV series
Dave will fly in from Melbourne for this most intriguing of talks.
Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non-supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html
Our talk events are held at 7.00pm in the Function Room at Club Redfern:
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000
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