On 28 April 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed.
Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day.
Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline's father, Walter Mikac AM, and a small group of volunteers, worked to set up the Foundation with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to any form of violence.
It was launched on 30 April 1997 by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. John Howard OM AC.