Reflecting pool in the Memorial Garden in memory of the victims of the Port Arthur massacre

The Reflecting Pool in the Memorial Garden at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania

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The events of this terrible day remain forever with our staff, many of whom lost close friends, colleagues and family members.

Understandably, they find it difficult and painful to talk about. Rather than ask a guide, please read the plaque at the Memorial Garden or pick up a brochure at the Visitor Centre.

Below is a list of some of the published works about the events and aftermath of that day. They are available from our Gift Shop, and from good book sellers.

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Port Arthur: A Story of Strength and Courage (Margaret Scott, Random House,  1997)

Suddenly One Sunday: the true story of the Port Arthur tragedy based on eyewitness accounts (Mike Bingham, Harper Collins, 1996)

After Port Arthur: Personal stories of courage and resilience ten years on from the tragedy that shocked the nation (Carol Altmann, Allen & Unwin, 2006)

Ten Events Shaping Tasmania's History (Michael Ludeke, Ludeke Publishing, 2007)

Memorial Garden Brochure

Download our brochure outlining the events of 28 April, 1996 at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

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    Downloadable brochure outlining the events of Sunday 28 April, 1996 at the Port Arthur Historic Site.