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By Len Oakes

Centrepoint Community was home to 150 adults and children, the spiritual home for its 90 members. Yet is was branded as a 'filthy sex commune,' 'a health hazard,' and 'an abomination in the eyes of God.' Newspaper headlines screamed allegations of child sex, flagrant disregard for the law, and brainwashing.

It's leader Bert Potter, has been described by one of his followers as 'my personal Jesus Christ'; by others as the 'infinitely manipulative, infinitely tainted Mr Potter'.

Why has Centrepoint aroused such resentment, hysteria and fear; attracted almost continuous litigation; endured eviction that forced its member to spend 18 months living in factories, barns and buses; and grabbed such lurid headllines in the press?

Here Centrepoint member Len Oakes gives a contemporary view of the commune from the inside...

Softcover - 236 pages

Published 1896

Very good + condition - ex CCNZ Library copy
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