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The tree commemorates Margaret Tobin, the former Director of State Mental health who was murdered by a disgruntled former colleague.

Dr Tobin was an internationally renowned psychiatrist and head of South Australia`s mental health service when she was shot at close range as she walked out of a lift in her office building on October 14th, 2002.

No one saw the gunman, and as a result police had to painstakingly piece together volumes of circumstantial evidence that pointed to one of Dr Tobin`s former work colleagues, 48-year-old Jean Eric Gassy. The prosecution argued that Gassy killed Dr Tobin in a meticulously planned execution as an act of vengeance after almost a decade of blaming her for his deregistration as a psychiatrist. A jury in Adelaide found the deregistered Sydney psychiatrist guilty of murder.


Address:Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.924289
Long: 138.605803
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:14-October-2003
Actual Event End Date:14-October-2003
Source: MA
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