1. Perry, Mr. Frank

    Frank Tennyson Perry (1887–1965) was born in Gawler and educated at Prince Alfred College before joining his uncle’s engineering business in 1903. 

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  2. Pilps, Mrs. Mahalia

    Mrs Mahalia Philps Lady Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (married to the Lord Mayor) between 1954-1957.

    Historical Person | By Steven Page, HerStory Project

  3. Playford, Sir Thomas

    Premier for 26 years, Playford managed the industrialisation of South Australia while maintaining a conservative social agenda.

    Historical Person | By Gaye Brown | North Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  4. Porter, Mrs. June

    Lady June Porter was Lady Mayoress of the City of Adelaide between 1968-1971. 

    Historical Person | By Jessica Martin, HerStory Project

  5. Prescott, Prof. James

    The founder of soil science in Australia, James Prescott was active at every level of education. 

    Historical Person | By Prof Emeritus John Prescott | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  6. Preston, Mrs. Margaret

    A highly influential painter and printmaker, Margaret Preston was once described as 'a natural enemy of the dull'.

    Historical Person | By Jane Hylton | North Terrace | 1870s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s

  7. Price, Sir Archibald

    Working with this vivacious geographer, historian and educationist was said to be 'like hanging on the tail of a comet'. 

    Historical Person | By Betty Lewis | North Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  8. Price, Mr. Thomas

    As the first Labor premier of South Australia, Tom Price established a minimum wage and electrified the tramways.

    Historical Person | By Nick Ganzis | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910

  9. Ramsay, Mr. Alexander

    As general manager of the South Australian Housing Trust, Alexander Maurice Ramsay was energetic and compassionate.

    Historical Person | By Dr Susan Marsden | North Terrace | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  10. Randell, Mr. William

    William Randell was a pioneer of River Murray paddle-steamers, and was responsible for both designing and piloting them. 

    Historical Person | By John Tolley | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s

  11. Rene, Roy

    Roy Rene, known most prominently for his character of Mo McCackie, has been generally hailed as one of Australia’s best comic performers. 

    Historical Person | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Hindley Street | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  12. Richardson, Dr. Arnold

    An agricultural scientist and researcher, the genial Richardson was widely liked and admired.

    Historical Person | By Yvonne Routledge | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  13. Richardson, Mr. Victor

    The term 'all-round sportsman' might have been coined for Victor York Richardson, who excelled at cricket, football, baseball, lacrosse, tennis and basketball. 

    Historical Person | By Dr Bernard Whimpress | North Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  14. Ridley, Mr. John

    A miller and inventor of the harvesting device that bears his name, John Ridley revolutionized the wheat industry in South Australia. 

    Historical Person | By Jack Reddin | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s

  15. Roche, Mrs. Valmai

    Mrs Valmai Roche was the Lady Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (married to the Lord Mayor) between 1975-1977.

    Historical Person | By Deborah Hamilton, HerStory Project | 1970s

  16. Sabben, Mrs. Marianne

    Marianne Sabben was Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (married to the Mayor) from 1858-1859.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  17. Salisbury , Harold

    Harold Hubert Salisbury (1915–1991), a career policeman and winner of the Queen’s Police medal in 1970, was recruited from Yorkshire to be South Australia’s police commissioner in 1972. In 1978 the ‘Salisbury Affair’ polarised South Australia’s community (roughly along party-political lines) and remains controversial.

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1970s, early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  18. Scammell, Mr. Luther

    Manufacturing chemist Luther Scammell prepared compounds, saved a struggling business, and coined the name ‘Solyptol’. 

    Historical Person | By Peter Donovan | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  19. Schomburgk, Dr. Richard

    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

  20. Schulz, Dr. Adolf

    Adolf Schulz was an educationist with a brilliant grasp of philosophy and psychology, and the first Principal of Adelaide Teachers’ College.

    Historical Person | By Anna Stirling Pope | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

  21. Scott, Mr. Edward

    Edward Bates Scott migrated to New South Wales in 1838 from England, he later settled in the Murray Region, establishing a cattle station, becoming a magistrate, protector of Aboriginals, and finally a superintendent of a labour prison.

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

  22. Scott, Mrs. Emily

    Benefactress, Emily Scott was Mayoress of Adelaide between 1877 and 1878.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s

  23. Seager, Alexandrine

    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

  24. Sharpe, Mr. Ronald

    An outstanding baseballer and baseball writer, Ron Sharpe was also no slouch as a cricketer.

    Historical Person | By Prof John Daly | North Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  25. Shaw, Mrs. Margaret

    Margaret Shaw was Mayoress of Adelaide between 1888 and 1889.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s

  26. Shearer, Mr. David

    Though a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, David Shearer also designed an early car, constructed an observatory, and was a keen artist.

    Historical Person | By Don Beaty | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s

  27. Short, Augustus

    The energetic Augustus Short, South Australia’s first Anglican bishop, laid firm foundations for the growth of the Anglican Church in the new colony.

    Historical Person | By David Hilliard | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  28. Short, Mrs. Hilda

    Mrs Hilda Florence Short was Lady Mayoress (married to the Lord Mayor) from 1949-1950. 

    Historical Person | By Steven Page, HerStory Project

  29. Simpson, Mr. Alfred

    Not content with being the nation’s biggest metal goods manufacturer, Alfred Muller Simpson was prominent in public life too.

    Historical Person | By Jim Loudon | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s

  30. Simpson, Mrs. Janet

    Janet Simpson was Mayoress of the City of Adelaide from 1913-1915.

    Historical Person | By Lee Clark, HerStory Project | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

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