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Port Arthur: A Story of Strength and Courage

by Margaret Scott

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To past and present victims of violence

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalms 23:4
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"On the day of the memorial service in St David's Cathedral in the centre of Hobart, you could hear the traffic lights clicking in the silence of the city streets."
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AU Author. 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 an horrendous experience? Through the stories of people who were there on the day and those left to pick up the pieces of their lives afterwards, a glimmer of hope emerges, and the possibility of healing and understanding emerges. 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.… (more)

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