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Title Australian Story: Port Arthur
Published Australia : ABC, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 min. 5 sec.) ; 176599993 bytes
Summary Introduced by Caroline JonesOn 28th April 1996, more than 500 tourists were visiting the historic site of Port Arthur in Tasmania. At lunchtime, a lone gunman armed with three military rifles and over 400 rounds of ammunition opened fire.By the time the gunman was captured 35 people had died, 23 were injured and countless other lives were changed forever.Galvanised by that shocking event, then Prime Minister John Howard convinced the states to introduce strict uniform gun control.Twenty years on, Australian Story looks back at the legacy of that terrible day - the impact it had on survivors, witnesses, some of whom are talking for the first time, and the nation at large
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-04-11 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Bryant, Martin, 1967-.
Mass murder -- Psychological aspects.
Victims of crimes -- Psychological aspects.
Gun control -- Law and legislation.
Mass shootings.
Tasmania -- Port Arthur.
Form Streaming video
Author Jones, Caroline, host
Middleton, Jim, reporter
Balasco, James, contributor
Beavis, Lynne, contributor
Bugg, Damian, contributor
Chettle, Nicole, contributor
Doane, Seth, contributor
Grenfell, Pauline, contributor
Grenfell, Peter, contributor
Howard, John, contributor
Loughton, Carolyn, contributor
Mikac, Walter, contributor
Morecroft, Richard, contributor
Noble, Justin, contributor
Sales, Leigh, contributor
Walpole, Bryan, contributor