Martin Bryant’s name doesn’t deserve to be mentioned alongside those he massacred 20 years ago at Port Arthur, says the man who lost his family in the killings.
Walter Mikac’s wife, Nanette and two children Alannah and Madeleine, were gunned down by Bryant during the 1996 shooting spree.
On the 20th anniversary of the killings, Mr Mikac told Seven Network on Thursday he supported the idea of the gunman’s name not being mentioned at memorial services.
He said Bryant’s name should not be mentioned along with the victims, the injured and the authorities who attended.
“Look at the courage of Nanette, pleading for her children. Facing what she could see what was about to happen. And the name of the perpetrator, there was no courage involved in that act at all,” he said.
“It certainly doesn’t deserve a place in history alongside any of the victims.”