1. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Chapman

    Sir Robert Chapman was an engineer with a gift for recognising the fundamentals of any problem.

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

  2. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Helpmann

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

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

  3. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Richard Torrens

    Land titles reformer Sir Robert Richard Torrens reformed, amended and even radicalised the land trade system.

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

  4. J150 Plaque, Sir Roland Jacobs

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

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

  5. J150 Plaque, Sir Samuel Davenport

    Davenport was a liberal-minded and literate parliamentarian and a promoter of industry, especially in the fields of horticulture and viniculture.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, Sir Samuel Way

    A Chief Justice of South Australia, Sir Samuel Way was polished, cultured and proud.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, Sir Sidney Kidman

    Abstemious but easy-going, Sir Sidney Kidman was a pastoralist and philanthropist who made friends easily.

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

  8. J150 Plaque, Sir Thomas Elder

    A pastoralist, philanthropist and businessman, Elder supported numerous outback expeditions and Adelaide institutions.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Sir Thomas Playford

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

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Sir Walter Crocker

    A true internationalist, Sir Walter Crocker was a diplomat and Australian ambassador to many countries, a writer, and a centenarian.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, Sir Walter Watson Hughes

    A pastoralist and mine-owner once accused of fraud, Hughes stated shortly before his death: ‘I have been a sinner all my life’.

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Thomas Quinton Stow

    Founder of the Congregational Church in South Australia, Thomas Stow was a strenuous minister and a dedicated opponent of state aid to religion.

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

  13. J150 Plaque, Tom Elder Barr Smith

    A proverbial chip off the old block, Tom Elder Barr Smith was an astute businessman and generous philanthropist.

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

  14. J150 Plaque, Tom Price

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

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

  15. J150 Plaque, Victor York Richardson

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

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

  16. J150 Plaque, Walter Gill

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

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

  17. J150 Plaque, Walter Hervey Bagot

    Bagot was an architect whose work, including Bonython Hall and the Barr Smith Library, displays his preference for classical and traditional designs.

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

  18. J150 Plaque, William Anstey Giles

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

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

  19. J150 Plaque, William Charles Douglas Veale

    Soldier, engineer and Adelaide Town Clerk William Veale is celebrated for revitalising the city's parklands.

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

  20. J150 Plaque, William Christie Gosse

    Short-lived explorer and surveyor William Christie Gosse was the first European to set eyes on Uluru.

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

  21. J150 Plaque, William Light

    Remembered as the founder of the City of Adelaide, Light was South Australia’s first surveyor-general.

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

  22. J150 Plaque, William Muirden

    William Muirden founded the Muirden College for Business Training, and was known for his well-balanced and harmonious nature.

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

  23. J150 Plaque, William Richard Randell

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

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

  24. J150 Plaque,Lady Jean Bonython

    Lady Bonython grew from ‘Baby Mayoress’ into a community worker and supporter of numerous charities, especially those benefiting women and children.

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

  25. 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

  26. James, Mr. Jimmy

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

    Historical Person | By Robert Holmes | North Terrace | 1970s, 1980s, mid twentieth century

  27. Jubilee 150 Plaques

    An eclectic selection of significant contributors to South Australia to 1986

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton & Bernard O'Neil, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1980s

  28. King William Street

    Celebration, commemoration and protest happen amid the grand buildings that line Adelaide's main thoroughfare

    Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History SA | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  29. Knot

    The shining steel and simple form of Knot typifies the work of sculptor Herbert (Bert) Flugelman.

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  30. Legal Profession

    The evolving profession in South Australia retained some centuries-old practices.

    Historical Subject | By Peter Moore | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1980s

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