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By Robert Wainwright Paola Totaro | Comments: ( 964 ) | Date: ( Jun 02, 2020 )

Martin John Bryant slipped into the world in the autumn of 1967, blond, blue eyed, angelic On a sunny Sunday 29 years later, Carleen and Maurice Bryant s beloved first born loaded the boot of his yellow Volvo with guns and ammunition and returned to Tasmania s historic Port Arthur settlement, scene of many idyllic childhood summers There, the young man with the strikingMartin John Bryant slipped into the world in the autumn of 1967, blond, blue eyed, angelic On a sunny Sunday 29 years later, Carleen and Maurice Bryant s beloved first born loaded the boot of his yellow Volvo with guns and ammunition and returned to Tasmania s historic Port Arthur settlement, scene of many idyllic childhood summers There, the young man with the striking surfie hair and mesmeric eyes, calmly shot 35 people dead and injured another 21 His crime, the world s worst killing spree by a lone gunman, horrified the nation and changed Australia forever.Thirteen years on, Robert Wainwright and Paola Totaro, both senior news writers, delve backwards over five generations and across two hemispheres to unravel the complete story of Bryant s life and reveal why he committed this heinous crime They have uncovered Bryant s family history, spoken to his mother, his psychiatrists, lawyer and others who knew him, to piece together the story of eccentric and disparate characters whose lives intersected with catastrophic results From Bryant s shocking behind the scenes confessions to his own 11th hour attempt to turn back, this book asks if the Port Arthur massacre could have been prevented And explains why it could happen again.


  • Title: Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: the making of a mass murderer
  • Author: Robert Wainwright Paola Totaro
  • ISBN: 9781921486
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: the making of a mass murderer

  • Danielle

    This is an unusual choice of book for me. A part from some classic true crime, like Capote's 'In Cold Blood' or the excellent crime writing of Helen Garner, I tend to avoid this genre as much as possible. I often find it disturbing and not well written, often becoming nothing more than a sensationalist hack job. However, I decided to pick this up - a case study of Martin Bryant and his terrible act - for a number of reasons. Firstly, having recently visited Port Arthur, where this terrible mass [...]


  • Timothy

    Such a sad story. I agree in part with many of the other reviews, it did seem a little tedious at times reading about the back story of five generations of Martin Bryant's family, although towards the end these details made sense as they alluded to the possibility of depression and violent desperation being an almost hereditary condition. The saddest realizations to walk away from this book is had Bryant had no access to guns this book would never have been written. Had Bryant had no access to s [...]


  • Karen

    Writing a book about true events must be a complex undertaking. If those events are within recent history, then it must make the task even harder. If the events are as horrific as what occurred at Port Arthur, Tasmania in 1996, then the reader may find themselves in very difficult territory. The history of the writing of this book appears to have been somewhat complicated into the bargain, with Martin Bryant's mother Carleen starting to write her own account, a possible collaboration with the au [...]


  • Lisa

    A particularly harrowing and disturbing read to finish up this weekend, as news of another mass killing reaches us. This book demonstrates detailed research as it searches for answers and seeks to understand what took place at Port Arthur decades ago. I found one of the last chapters"the psychiatrist" very worthwhile as it really did offer a useful perspective on exactly how we can intervene when young men seem set on a trajectory such as Bryants, and how a practical focus on child and adolescen [...]


  • Jacqueline Wales

    Another book written by journalists, but this book is both brilliant and haunting. Really, only a true journalist could have put this together so soon after the actual event. The revealing of Martin Bryant's upbringing and how disturbed he was, and how his father did everything he could to keep him on a straight and narrow path but could never, no mater what, succeed, it's all very haunting when you know what happened in the end.


  • Jacqui

    I found it hard to rate this book as the subject matter is obviously disturbing, but I certainly found it very interesting and extremely thoroughly researched and written. The authors have done an amazing job of keeping themselves very impartial and stating the facts of the crimes and also delving into the life and history of a clearly very disturbed man. This book wasn't just a telling of the massacre at Port Arthur but more of a study into why it may have happened and how similar tragedies cou [...]


  • Anne

    interesting book - I did enjoy it, however I found the genealogy tour a little tedious and not totally relevent, going back to ancestors in england took up a good portion of the book with in my opinion was un-necessary historial famiiy data that I am sure the author found interesting to include however for the reader it seemed to take alot of time to get to the actual evente book was definately well researched, but slow to get moving, it did include some very relevant and interesting data on the [...]


  • Alicia

    I found the chapters that go back to his ancestors really didn't have anything to do with his actions OR his upbringing. I get that they were trying to convey the coincidences with his actions, but they could have just kept it to his upbringing.At times it seemed a desperate reach at filler before revealing the actual incident and his confession.I did like that they had an in depth description of the events separate from the rest of the story - it's own section at the back and a warning for anyo [...]


  • Connie Howell

    An in depth look at Martin Bryant and his family in an attempt to see whether "nature or nurture" contributes to the making of a mass killer. An outcast for all his life Martin Bryant was odd and younger in development than his actual age. The last few pages of the book document the killing spree at Port Arthur and is chilling in the description.It is put at the back so that the reader can skip it if they so wish while having read the family history of the Bryant family


  • M

    Heaps of comments on why the history included was a bit boring, but I think it is worth knowing and I am glad I got to read it. I am probably bias as this is my home state, my dad knows John Avery well, I knew people that knew Bryant etc Considering it is such a painful subject and will stay fresh and hurtful for a few more generations yet, it's a good approach offering all sides, point's of view or realities, how ever you phrase that, in a straight forward way(less)


  • David Beards

    Brilliant, yet disturbing exposé on Australia's most notorious killer Martin Bryant. The authors have done meticulous research into his life. The book also poses many questions for us to ponder. This book is not so much about answers as to why the atrocity committed by Martin happened, but why, at several points throughout his life, wasn't he stopped from becoming a monster ?


  • Lynette

    I really enjoyed this book even if it is a depressing subject! I see that someone else didn't enjoy the bit about Martin Bryant's ancestors but I thought that was really good as it all helped to show what sort of family he came from and how he came to be who he is. Having been to Hobart and Port Arthur I found it all really interesting - but sad.


  • Rylan Perrott

    Was easy to read and well researched but I didn't like the choppy pacing of it and at times it went off track.Not only an interesting insight into one of the worst mass murders in history but A look at what we can do to prevent this ever happening again.


  • Greg

    Well written and an extra star for the comprehensive research.


  • Kathleen Wrigglesworth

    An interesting read, very insightful considering I knew nothing of Martin Bryant before-hand. The genealogy was a little tedious at times, but on the whole an insightful and well researched book.


  • Andree Anderson

    Horrible tragedy but a very interesting look into the younger years and genealogy that may have contributed to this.


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