1. Logic (Pinba)

    Logic (Pinba), a convicted murderer, was described in the Advertiser of 12 December 1885 as ‘one of the most popular men in the colony’. 

    Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  2. Barwell, Sir Henry

    Henry Newman Barwell was a successful lawyer and politician who lent his name to a farm apprenticeship scheme. 

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, early twentieth century

  3. Bonython, Lady Constance

    Lady Constance Jean Bonython was the Mayoress of the City of Adelaide in 1913 and the Lady Mayoress from 1927-1930.

    Historical Person | By Perry Snodgrass, HerStory Project | 1830s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  4. Booboorowie, Mr. Poltpalingada

    From the 1880s Tommy Walker, or Poltpalingada Booboorowie, was a leading figure among the community of Aboriginal people who lived on the fringes of white Adelaide society.

    Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  5. Bragg, William

    Lawrence Bragg jointly won the 1915 Nobel Prize for Physics with his father, William Bragg for their work in X-Ray Crystallography.

    Historical Person | By Robert George | 1890s, early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  6. Davey, Dr. Constance

    Though hampered by a physical disability, Davey became a psychologist and educationist who worked untiringly for social justice.

    Historical Person | By Dr Helen Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  7. Davy, Dr. Ruby

    Ruby Claudia Emily Davy, a prodigiously talented child born to musical parents in Salisbury, South Australia, in 1883, was one of Australia’s leading music teachers and the first woman in Australia to receive a Doctorate of Music.

    Historical Person | By Owen Hems | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  8. Dawson, Mr. Peter

    A singer of both bush ballads and classics, Dawson was the first to record ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

    Historical Person | By Joyce Gibberd | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  9. Dennis, Mr. Clarence

    Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.

    Historical Person | By Valmai Hankel | North Terrace, Southeast corner | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  10. Duguid, Dr. Charles

    Charles Duguid was a medical practitioner and champion of the underdog who spent many of his 102 years as a worker for Aboriginal advancement.

    Historical Person | By Stewart Cockburn | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  11. Dumas, Sir Frederick

    At the end of his long life, newspaperman Sir Lloyd Dumas described himself as simply ‘the luckiest man in the world’.

    Historical Person | By Jim Loudon | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  12. Florey, Sir Howard

    Hundreds of millions of people have lived longer and healthier lives, thanks to medical scientist, Nobel Prize winner and penicillin pioneer Lord Florey.

    Historical Person | By Pat Stretton | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  13. Flynn, Mr. John

    Founder of the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service, Flynn was a practical and restless innovator.

    Historical Person | By Ron White | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  14. Gerard, Mr. Alfred

    Electrical merchant Alfred Gerard was also a concerned humanitarian, and a worker for Aboriginal welfare.

    Historical Person | By Jason Hollamby | North Terrace, Rundle Street east | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  15. Gibb, Sir Claude

    Irascible yet open-minded engineer, industrialist, and ideas man Sir Claude Gibb was responsible for the design of the Centurion tank.

    Historical Person | By Gwenyth Moxham | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  16. Giles, Dr. William

    Surgeon William Anstey Giles came from pioneering stock, but was a pioneer himself in medical literature.

    Historical Person | By Ian L.D. Forbes | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  17. Gill, Mr. Walter

    A conscientious and gifted forestry administrator, Walter Gill was also an enthusiastic nature photographer.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  18. Graham, Ms. Margaret

    Margaret Graham was an outspoken and forthright nursing sister and army matron with a strong sense of justice.

    Historical Person | By Joan Durdin | North Terrace | 1890s, early twentieth century

  19. Hancock, Mr. Henry

    Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.

    Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  20. Hannaford, Mr. Alfred

    A manufacturer of agricultural machinery, Alfred Hannaford was also an inventor who devised a pickling machine.

    Historical Person | By John Miels | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  21. Hassell, Mr. George

    A printer and publisher, Hassell was devoted to the immaculate ‘embellishment of books’.

    Historical Person | By Valmai Hankel | North Terrace, Northwest corner | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid twentieth century

  22. Hawker, Mr. Charles

    Horribly wounded twice in World War One, the tenacious Hawker went on to be a pastoralist and parliamentarian.

    Historical Person | By Rob Linn | North Terrace | early twentieth century

  23. Hayes, Mr. Colin

    Colin Sidney Hayes (1924–1999) was an expert handler and judge of horses, and an astute businessman. 

    Historical Person | By Dirk van Dissel | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  24. Helpmann, Sir Robert

    His versatility as actor, dancer, producer and choreographer, coupled with flamboyance and wit, made Sir Robert Helpmann a household name.

    Historical Person | By Meg Denton | North Terrace, Parklands | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  25. Heysen, Sir Wilhelm

    Sir Hans Heysen was a masterly artist, the immortaliser of the gum tree on canvas, and a dedicated conservationist.

    Historical Person | By Peter Heysen | North Terrace | 1960s, early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  26. Holden, Sir Edward

    Motor car manufacturer and industrialist Sir Edward Holden gave his name to a car, albeit posthumously.

    Historical Person | By June Donovan | North Terrace, Southeast corner | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  27. Howard, Mr. Amos

    Howard was a nurseryman and great promoter of subterranean clover. His discoveries have benefited farmers’ pastures throughout South Australia.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century

  28. Jacobs, Sir Roland

    Jacobs was a businessman, but also a warm and generous philanthropist with no interest in personal wealth.

    Historical Person | By The Hon S.J. Jacobs | North Terrace | 1970s, early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  29. Jolly, Mr. Norman

    A forestry scientist by profession, Norman Jolly was also an accomplished scholar known for his integrity and keen critical faculty.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  30. Jones, Mr. Hooper

    The music of unconventional musician and composer Hooper Josse Brewster Jones was as distinctive as his name.

    Historical Person | By Joyce Gibberd | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

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