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Works by the renowned and unpretentious artist John Dowie enhance many public places
Historical Person | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace, Parklands, Rundle Mall | 1910s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010
A pastoralist, philanthropist and businessman, Elder supported numerous outback expeditions and Adelaide institutions.
Historical Person | By Rob Linn | North Terrace, Parklands | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on social worker Julia Farr.
Historical Person | By Joan Clift | North Terrace, Parklands | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
A clergyman and headmaster, Farr was a champion of gentlemanly behaviour, honesty and good sportsmanship.
Historical Person | By Robert Fisher | North Terrace, Parklands | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Though stern and strict, educationist (and first Inspector-General of Schools) John Anderson Hartley favoured progressive and innovative ideas.
Historical Person | By Anna Stirling Pope | North Terrace, Parklands | late nineteenth century
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
The person responsible for the greening of Adelaide in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Historical Person | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Parklands | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s
A botanist, horticulturist and the director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Richard Schomburgk was honoured locally as 'the people’s pet'.
Historical Person | By Dr Pauline Payne | North Terrace, Parklands | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
A tireless worker for the welfare of soldiers, Alexandrine Seager founded and ran the Cheer-Up Society.
Historical Person | By Robert Thornton | North Terrace, Parklands | First World War
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
Explore the city's built environment and famous Parklands
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