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Jack Dyer : 14-November-2011
Jack Dyer : 14-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The sculpture commemorates Australian Rules footballer Jack Dyer who was a master of the game. He was fast for a ruckman and his marking and kicking ability were superb. He made great use of the crunching hip and shoulder, but in 312 games Jack was only ever reported once.

Dubbed "Captain Blood" after a game against Fitzroy in which he flattened three players, Jack took no prisoners. Dyer was club captain from 1941 to 1949, coach from 1941 to 1952 and added six Best and Fairest awards to his name. He was one of the toughest ruckman ever to have played the game.


Address:Punt Road, Punt Road Oval, Yarra Park, Richmond, 3121
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.821328
Long: 144.988348
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Designer:Mitch Miller


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st September, 2003
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Jack Dyer
1913 - 2003
Richmond Football Club Immortal

Richmond FC 1931 - 1949
Played 312 League games.  
Best & Fairest 1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 & 1946.  
Captain / Coach 1941 - 1949.  
Coach 1950 - 1952.  
Premiership Player 1934 and 1943.  
Kicked 443 goals.

Donated by David Mandie AM, OBE
Patron Richmond Football Club

Unveiled by Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp
Australian Government Minister for the Arts and Sport

21 September 2003

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