1. J150 Plaque, James Arthur Prescott

    1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  2. J150 Plaque, James Martin

    A man of many parts, James Martin was an inventor, politician, philanthropist, engineer and ‘The Father of Gawler’.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  3. J150 Plaque, Jimmy James

    A masterly Aboriginal police tracker, Jimmy James saved lives, gathered evidence and attained legendary status.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  4. J150 Plaque, Joachim Matthias Wendt

    1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  5. J150 Plaque, John Abel McPherson

    A union official and social reformer who was not a socialist, John McPherson became the first leader of South Australia's Parliamentary Labor Party.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  6. J150 Plaque, John Anderson Hartley

    Though stern and strict, educationist (and first Inspector-General of Schools) John Anderson Hartley favoured progressive and innovative ideas.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  7. J150 Plaque, John Bishop

    Instigator and first Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival, John Bishop was a musician, teacher and visionary.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  8. J150 Plaque, John Flynn

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  9. J150 Plaque, John McConnell Black

    Remembered as an eminent botanist, Black was also an accomplished linguist, who reprimanded his grandchildren in French and his dog in Spanish.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  10. J150 Plaque, John McDouall Stuart

    Explorer and surveyor John McDouall Stuart was celebrated as a hero for leading the first European expedition to cross Australia from south to north.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  11. J150 Plaque, John Ridley

    1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  12. J150 Plaque, John Stokes Bagshaw

    ‘If worth doing, do it well’ was the motto of John Bagshaw, pioneering designer and manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  13. J150 Plaque, Julia and George Farr

    A clergyman and headmaster, George Henry Farr was a champion of gentlemanly behaviour, honesty and good sportsmanship. The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on his social worker wife, Julia Warren Farr.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  14. J150 Plaque, Julian Edmund Tenison Woods

    Julian Woods was the co-founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and a creative priest, educationist and scientist.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  15. J150 Plaque, Kate Cocks

    Kate Cocks was both a welfare worker and the first woman police constable in the British Empire.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  16. J150 Plaque, Lawrence Allen Wells

    Explorer and surveyor Lawrence Wells survived gruelling expeditions but died after being struck by a railcar.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  17. J150 Plaque, Lillian Daphne de Lissa

    Hard working, widely read and exceptionally charming, Lillian Daphne de Lissa was an exotically named intellectual and kindergarten pioneer.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  18. J150 Plaque, Lord Florey

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  19. J150 Plaque, Luther Robert Scammell

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  20. J150 Plaque, Margaret Graham

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  21. J150 Plaque, Margaret Preston

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  22. J150 Plaque, Mary Helen MacKillop

    An educationist and co-founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mary MacKillop is now famous as Australia’s only Catholic saint.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  23. J150 Plaque, Mary Jane Warnes

    Deeply affected by the isolation and loneliness of her early married life, Mary Jane Warnes strived to improve conditions for her fellow countrywomen by founding the South Australian Country Women’s Association.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  24. J150 Plaque, May Mills

    Educationist and sports administrator May Mills believed 'the wholesome development of a nation' depended on sport.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  25. J150 Plaque, Murdoch Stanley McLeod

    A very industrious and conservative businessman, Murdoch McLeod was generous but modest and never flamboyant.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  26. J150 Plaque, Norman Tindale

    Norman Tindale was a prodigious anthropologist and polymath who chronicled Aboriginal culture, studied butterflies and moths, and broke Japanese wartime codes.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  27. J150 Plaque, Norman William Jolly

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

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  28. J150 Plaque, Paris Nesbit

    Barrister, intellectual and proud hedonist, Paris Nesbit was an early starter who allegedly read Milton at three and translated Goethe at ten.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  29. J150 Plaque, Percy Raymond Begg

    Literally born in a tent, Percy Begg became a pioneer orthodontist whose innovations benefit patients to this day.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  30. J150 Plaque, Peter Nelson and Marjorie Jackson Nelson

    A resolute cyclist, Peter Nelson was married to Marjorie Jackson Nelson and died of leukaemia at a young age. A phenomenally successful athlete in her own right, Marjorie Jackson Nelson went on to become a governor of South Australia.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

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