Port Arthur - Reflection takes just 35 seconds

If you are able, please take a moment today (April 28) to pause for reflection.

Maybe you’re waiting for a bus or sitting down for lunch.

Perhaps you’re at work, with family, or somewhere by yourself.

Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you’re doing – I ask that you find 35 seconds today to stop, take a breath, pause and reflect.

Close your eyes and think of sisters Alannah and Madeline Mikac and their mum Nanette.

Remember Winifred Aplin, Walter Bennett, Nicole Burgess, Sou Leng Chung, Elva Gaylard, Zoe Hall, Elizabeth Howard, Mary Howard, Mervyn Howard, Ronald Jary, Tony Kistan, Dennis Lever, Sarah Loughton, David Martin, Noelene “Sally” Martin, Pauline Masters, Andrew Mills, Peter Nash, Gwenda Neander, William Xeeng Ng, Anthony Nightingale, Mary Nixon, Glenn Pears, Russell Pollard, Janette Quin, Helene Salzmann, Robert Salzmann, Kate Scott, Kevin Sharp, Raymond Sharp, Royce Thompson and Jason Winter.

35 people taken from us on this day, 25 years ago.

Please, read their names, remember them, let them live forever in your heart.