~ P O R T A R T H U R ~ 🌿May we who come to this garden cherish life for the sake of those who died 🌿Cherish compassion for the sake of those who gave aid 🌿Cherish peace for the sake of those in pain
We all Left Port Arthur speechless this morning after going back to the port Arthur memorial with the kids.
We had an open and honest discussion about the tragedy that happened there and the aftermath for the people of Port Arthur firstly, the people of Tasmania, the rest of Australia and all of the tourists who lost their lives.
35 people lost their lives here and many, many more also lost their lives in a different kind of way.
There is so much painful history here in Port Arthur. It's ok for all of us tourists to come here and spend our money and then leave. But the people of Port Arthur and Tasmania have to live with this and live with the grief and trying to heal from this still. It's so heartbreaking on so many levels.
I'm so proud to have taken our children there, to have learnt together about this part of our very painful history. To be a part of leading them towards living a life with open eyes, compassion and having a deep understanding of our history but also understanding of how these tragedy's can happen.
Port Arthur, you have seen so much pain and suffering. You continue to thrive and are such a beautiful part of Tasmania, Australia and our world, and are an integral part of Australian history. 🌿🇦🇺