The Bondi caveman says police held secret information that would have quashed a sex crime charge against him and kept him in custody for 18 months, writes Les Kennedy.
FOR more than 11 years, Peter Millhouse lived in a sandstone cave overlooking Bondi Beach. It was where the 55-year-old chose to recite his poems to passers-by in the hope of payment while relying on food handouts from locals.
He became known as the ''Bondi caveman'' but some residents and the council sought to evict him because of the unsightly camp and for his own welfare.
Then the law intervened. On Melbourne Cup Day in 2009, a then 21-year-old woman visiting the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition spent six hours feeding birds and chatting to Millhouse.