After Port Arthur: Personal stories of courage and by Carol Altmann

By Carol Altmann

A decade on, journalist Carol Altmann appears to be like at how the folks, where, the killer, and the complete state has replaced because the awful bloodbath at one in all Australia's so much notorious old landmarks.

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His thoughts were of how this pathetic young man would spend the rest of his days surrounded by concrete and bars, while Keith was about to step outside into the Hobart sunshine and share a coffee with his daughter, Bronwyn. Yet the decision to offer absolution to Bryant was not one that came easily. Keith admits he spent a lot of time on his knees, praying for guidance. He came away from those moments of solitude and reflection with a belief that he could not be true to his God, or expect mercy from that God, unless he himself was prepared to forgive.

You didn’t have to be anything, didn’t have to put on a show at all. [Without that support] I wouldn’t be doing what I am now. ’ Buffered by her family, her two children and a tight circle of friends, the feisty New Zealander didn’t feel the need for professional counsellors or psychologists. It wasn’t until two years after the massacre that Brigid began to realise she might need outside help to cope with the fallout from what she had experienced. ‘I was determined, you know, that no bastard is going to tell me what I should be doing with my life…but it was all churned up.

I think for a period of probably a bit more than a year, there was a sister with me all the time. ’ Port Arthur Text•book 24/1/06 5:52 PM Page 51 Jumping puddle s: Brig id and Ian 51 It was a support network that had been established from birth. In such a large family, each older sibling was ‘delegated’ a younger sister to look after and that sister would, in turn, look after another. As the second eldest, Brigid had done a lot of caring. She originally moved to Australia as a 21 year old to help look after her younger sister Felicity, a dancer, who was living in Melbourne.

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