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  • Published: 1 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9781741665611
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99
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Port Arthur

A Story Of Strength


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The events of April 28, 1996 in Port Arthur left Australia and the world stunned. How as a country do we ever recover, ever come to terms with what happened? How do the people who were there on the day, and those who continue to live and work at Port Arthur, move on from such a horrendous experience? Through the stories of people who were there and those left to pick up the pieces of their lives afterwards, a glimmer of hope emerges, and the possibility of healing and understanding.

Writer and local resident Margaret Scott interviewed many of the people who were at Port Arthur on the day as well as local residents and families of the victims. This book contains their stories: simple acts of courage, stories of incredible bravery and inspiring tales of unexpected strength and a determination to remain hopeful in the face of indescribable horror. Honest and confronting but ultimately uplifting, this book should be read by every Australian.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9781741665611
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99