Born or Bred?
Martin Bryant : the Making of A Mass MurdererBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: Sydney : 2009. Fairfax,
Branch Call Number: ANF 364.1523 WAIN
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill., map ; 24 cm