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The tree was planted in memory of those who died at the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

The Port Arthur massacre of 28 April 1996 was a killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded, mainly at the historic Port Arthur prison colony, a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia.  Martin Bryant, a 28-year-old from New Town, a suburb of Hobart, eventually pleaded guilty to the crimes and was given 35 life sentences without possibility of parole. He is now imprisoned in the Wilfred Lopes Centre near Risdon Prison.

The Port Arthur massacre remains one of the deadliest shootings worldwide committed by a single person. Gun control laws in Australia, which had been relatively lenient before the massacre, were reviewed and tightened significantly after the incident


Address:228 New Town Road , Ogilvie High School , New Town, 7008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.855125
Long: 147.299892
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:28-April-1996
Actual Event End Date:28-April-1996


Front Inscription

Port Arthur.
28th April 1996
We shall remember

Source: MA,ACPH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au