*** Content Warning: gun violence, child victims ***
On April 28 1996, a lone gunman entered the Broad Arrow Café in Tasmania’s historic Port Arthur site and opened fire. By the end of his shooting spree, 35 lives had been lost and 24 others were injured, including two young children.
The Port Arthur Massacre was the worst mass murder in Australian history and one of the world’s deadliest shootings ever committed by a single individual. What drove the perpetrator, 28-year-old Martin Bryant, to carry out such a vile and extreme act?
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Edited extract from “Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: The Making of a Mass Murderer” – by Robert Wainwright and Paola Totaro
A dangerous mind: what turned Martin Bryant into a mass murderer?
Walter Mikac looks back at the Port Arthur massacre and its legacy
Wendy Scurr, the bravest woman I have ever known
Bryant’s mother defends her son
Shedding light on Port Arthur killer
My time with mass killer Martin Bryant
Martin Bryant through the eyes of his ex-girlfriends: ‘He asked me to marry him’
Amid Port Arthur’s senseless horror
Managing Martin: The Jailing of Martin Bryant
Port Arthur Massacre 1996 (Part 1 of 2)
Port Arthur Massacre 1996 (Part 2 of 2)