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Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren
The monument commemorates Constable William Hyde who was killed in the execution of his duty in 1909.

Constable Hyde was called to the Marryatville Hotel on the 2nd January 1909 at 9.30pm because of a disturbance between three men and the hotel patrons. The three men were suspected of being about to rob the local tramway office. When Constable Hyde arrived the three men ran off and ran down a blind alley where they doubled back and fired a shot.

Constable Hyde grappled with one of the men and was shot in the head by another. Hyde was seriously injured and died in hospital two days later. Extra police and an Aboriginal tracker were unable to capture the men.


Address:Kensington Road & Tusmore Avenue, Constable Hyde Memorial Garden, Leabrook, 5068
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.926768
Long: 138.651167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:04-January-1909
Actual Event End Date:04-January- 2009
Artist:Karl Meyer
Monument Manufacturer:Tom Reeves


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th February, 2021
Front Inscription

      Constable Hyde 

Commissioned by the City of Burnside.
Created by South Australian artist Karl Meyer in association with 
Exhibition Studios and foundry works by Tom Reeves, 2020

          City of 



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au