Grafton was known for jacaranda blossom but mosque shootings have changed that

Residents of the town where the alleged Christchurch killer Brenton Tarrant grew up are uneasy with the global attention

At the Boundary Store, a corner shop at the northern end of Grafton, they remember the quiet boy who lived nearby. “He was a bit of a loner, but he was sweet.”

In the centre of the New South Wales town, at the newsagent’s, his face is on the front page of every Saturday paper. A woman comes in and habitually picks up the Grafton Daily Examiner. “Why do they have to go and put that on the front?” she grumbles. “That’s all we’ll ever be known for again.”

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