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.
Paola Totaro is the European Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age. Before her posting to London, she was Editor of the Saturday Sydney Morning Herald. Paola has held some of the paper's most senior positions in her 26-year career, including editing News Review, heading the Herald's State Political Bureau and leading the Education and Urban Affairs teams.