The Port Arthur Massacre

Listen in pop-out player

In April 1996, lone gunman Martin Bryant killed 35 people in the Australian town of Port Arthur. The deaths shocked the nation and resulted in major changes to the country's gun laws. Hear from John and Gaye Fidler, who survived the massacre, but lost three friends.

(Photo: The Broad Arrow Café, where the Port Arthur Massacre began. Credit: AP)

Release date:

Available now

11 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Apr 2014 07:50 GMT

Featured in...

Ten Stories Told Through Animation

Take 10: Animations That Bring Radio to Life

From life as a child soldier to a grizzly bear with a fondness for wine.

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

The Witness Podcast

The Witness Podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

African History Collection

Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa

Music History Collection

Music Collection

People, events and music through history

Witness - Archive Collections

The first woman in space

Women's, Cuban, African, WW2, Vietnam, Indian, Black histories