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Author Wainwright, Robert, 1961-

Title Born or bred : Martin Bryant : the making of a mass murderer / Robert Wainwright & Paola Totaro
Published Pyrmont, N.S.W. : Fairfax Media Publications, [2010]


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 MELB  364.1523 Wai/Bob  DUE 05-01-20
Description 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary AU Author. Martin Bryant murdered 35 people and injured 37 during the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in 1996, a crime for which he is serving 35 life sentences in Hobart's Risdon Prison. It remains one of the largest single massacres by an individual and was the catalyst for Australia's gun law reform. Because Byrant pleaded guilty the case never went to trial and the full story of this tragedy was never released. Now Robert Wainwright and Paola Totaro, both senior news writers with The Sydney Morning Herald, have spoken to Bryant's mother, his psychiatrists and others who knew him. They have gained access to confession tapes made just after the murders and explored Bryant's family history dating back 150 years. With this exclusive insight the authors have pieced together the never-before-heard story of Bryant's life leading up to the massacre and what happened that fateful day. Their findings bring important issues concerning nature or nurture to light, and Born or Bred tells the compelling story of the tragedy Australia will never forget
Notes First published: 2009
Subject Bryant, Martin, 1967-
Mass murderers -- Case studies.
Mass murderers -- Australia -- Port Arthur (Tas.)
Mass murderers -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Port Arthur (Tas.)
Mass murderers -- Australia -- Tasmania -- China -- Lüshun.
Massacres -- Australia -- Port Arthur (Tas.)
Massacres -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Port Arthur (Tas.)
Massacres -- Australia -- Tasmania -- China -- Lüshun.
Murderers -- Psychology.
Port Arthur, Massacre of, Tasmania, 1996
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Totaro, Paola.
ISBN 9781921486241 (paperback)
Other Titles Making of a mass murderer
Martin Bryant : the making of a mass murderer