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Kitty Whyte

Brighton Jetty, Esplanade, Brighton SA, Australia
Gerry McMahon
Date Completed:
30 June 2011

This sculpture is a memorial work to acknowledge Kathleen Duncan Campbell known as Kitty Whyte. Kitty lived on Yadkanulka Station, north of Port Augusta with her family but would return to Brighton annually for the summer and taught the children of the Brighton to swim. At the conclusion of one of her classes in 1926, Kitty dived from the Brighton Jetty and was fatally attacked by a large shark. Kitty was buried in the St. Judes Cemetery Brighton in the family plot.