Talk:The Family (Australian New Age group)

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NYer ref[edit]

"When Assange was eight, Claire left her husband and began seeing a musician, with whom she had another child, a boy. The relationship was tempestuous; the musician became abusive, she says, and they separated. A fight ensued over the custody of Assange’s half brother, and Claire felt threatened, fearing that the musician would take away her son. Assange recalled her saying, “Now we need to disappear,” and he lived on the run with her from the age of eleven to sixteen. When I asked him about the experience, he told me that there was evidence that the man belonged to a powerful cult called the Family—its motto was “Unseen, Unknown, and Unheard.” Some members were doctors who persuaded mothers to give up their newborn children to the cult’s leader, Anne Hamilton-Byrne. The cult had moles in government, Assange suspected, who provided the musician with leads on Claire’s whereabouts. In fact, Claire often told friends where she had gone, or hid in places where she had lived before." --Gwern (contribs) 14:52 2 June 2010 (GMT)

Sounds good. I wonder how to fit that tidbit within the existing structure of the article? Graham87 01:50, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
With the only connection being Assange's assertion that his intermittent step-father between the age of 8 and 11 was a member of this group, I think this is too tenuous to merit any consequence for the present article. __meco (talk) 13:15, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Too bad "Assange's assertion" could not be included. Maybe the release of the film bio will cause people such as myself to investigate this (asserted) link further. His claims of an unnatural upbringing included horrific abuse and his belief that he was on often seen by others as being somewhere on the "autism spectrum". Of course, I don't mean any of this to take away from his work. It's just that it would better explain who he is and why he became the fascinating figure that he is.2601:9:4F00:551:48AA:1751:C36C:52E8 (talk) 05:05, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

The us political organisation[edit]

For the US political organisation which is also known as The Family, readers should see the following article (talk) 19:52, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

thanks, but that's already mentioned at family (disambiguation)#Religion. If you arrived at the article about the Australian group by accident, I'd like to know how. Graham87 05:40, 13 November 2012 (UTC)