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Recalling the ancient Ichthyosaur, this sculpture invites interaction
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 2000-2010
14 Pieces is a sculpture fountain based on the opalised fossilised vertebrae of the Ichthyosaur in the South Australian Museum.
Historical Thing | By South Australian School for Vision Impaired (SASVI) | North Terrace | 2000-2010
Adelaide City Council plaques promote the city’s heritage and some South Australian identities.
Historical Thing | By Bernard O'Neil, History SA | Hindley Street, North Terrace | 1980s, early twenty–first century
A plaque to the 'City Gardener' is now obscured in a city garden
This fountain is a memorial to William Faulding Scammell, AO, CBE who was Chancellor of Adelaide University from 1991 to 1998.
Historical Thing | North Terrace | 2000-2010
Colonel William Light’s survey marker from 1837 is to be incorporated in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1830s, 1920s
Dame Roma Mitchell is depicted surrounded by her books looking relaxed and at home on North Terrace.
Historical Thing | By Catherine Manning, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1990s
Different, but a good likeness
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 2010s
Within Catherine Truman’s work, Fish for the Slate Pool Walkway, the tentative nature of life is captured brilliantly from the depths of Truman’s imagination.
Historical Thing | By Cindy Crook, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1990s
The Art Gallery of South Australia is one of several major cultural institutions that line North Terace between Kintore Avenue and Frome Road.
Historical Thing | By South Australian School for Vision Impaired (SASVI) | North Terrace
This fountain is outside the University of SA Brookman Building.
Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.
Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s
Kind-hearted and single-minded, 'Padre' Arthur Strange was the founder of the Helping Hand Centre.
Abraham Tobias Boas was the first rabbi in South Australia, but so inclusive he was also called ‘the best Christian in Adelaide’.
Prussian by descent, Adelaide Miethke was an educationist, and her School of the Air ‘bridged the lonely distance’ for outback children.
As general manager of the South Australian Housing Trust, Alexander Maurice Ramsay was energetic and compassionate.
1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.
A tireless worker for the welfare of soldiers, Alexandrine Seager founded and ran the Cheer-Up Society.
Electrical merchant Alfred Edward Gerard was also a concerned humanitarian, and a worker for Aboriginal welfare.
A manufacturer of agricultural machinery, Alfred Hannaford was also an inventor who devised a pickling machine.
Alf Traeger was friendly but self-effacing, and is perhaps best known as the inventor of the pedal wireless.
Not content with being the nation’s biggest metal goods manufacturer, Alfred Muller Simpson was prominent in public life too.
Howard was a nurseryman and great promoter of subterranean clover. His discoveries have benefited farmers’ pastures throughout South Australia.
A union leader, parliamentarian and egalitarian, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick pushed for equal rights for women.
An austere but tolerant Lutheran migrant leader, August Kavel contributed significantly to South Australia’s rich legacy of German culture.
The energetic Augustus Short, South Australia’s first Anglican bishop, laid firm foundations for the growth of the Anglican Church in the new colony.
Camel driver Bejah Dervish, highly-regarded for his part in the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition in 1896, became a familiar figure in South Australia’s far north.
Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.
Writer and social reformer Catherine Helen Spence was also the first woman to write a novel about Australia.
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