With a film on the Port Arthur massacre in production, what damage can a fictionalised account of real trauma do those impacted by it?
We’ve learned about the brutality of the massacre through bitter experience. But while these things may have happened long ago, we should not quickly forget.
The coverage of the Margaret River tragedy shows the sensationalism about the spectre of Port Arthur obscures the greater discussion we need to have.
On the 20th Anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre, Derryn Hinch remembers the man in the lift who turned to him and said ‘they got my Gwen’.