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Every year between 1938 and 1975 Adelaidians showed pride in their city by beautifying it with mass displays of flowers on National Flower Day.
Historical Event | By John Davis | North Terrace | 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Faulding was a manufacturing chemist, prominent businessman, city councillor and church benefactor.
Historical Person | By Peter Donovan | North Terrace, Rundle Street east | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, mid nineteenth century
The first South Australian Freemasons lodge formed in England, before the colony of South Australia was settled.
Historical Subject | By David Hilliard | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
Completed in 1927 the Freemasons Grand Lodge, or Masonic Centre, is a well known landmark on North Terrace.
Historical Place | By Catherine Manning, History SA | North Terrace | 1920s
George Henderson figured prominently in South Australia’s cultural, educational and social life.
Historical Person | By Wilfrid Prest | North Terrace | 1900-1910, 1920s, 1940s
George Elton Mayo was an extraordinarily versatile pioneer in human relations, management studies and psychoanalysis.
Historical Person | By Dr Oliver Mayo | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s
This merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist was generous but shrewd, and often tagged with the phrase ‘philanthropy plus ten per cent’.
Historical Person | By John Healey | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
A printer and publisher, Hassell was devoted to the immaculate ‘embellishment of books’.
Historical Person | By Valmai Hankel | North Terrace, Northwest corner | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
In the days before Coca-Cola and Pepsi, George Hall was a forward-thinking manufacturer of soft drinks.
Historical Person | By Anna Stirling Pope | North Terrace | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
George William Hannaford was born on 4 January 1852, the son of farmer George Williams Hannaford and his wife Ann (née Cornish) of ‘Hatchlands’ in Hartley Vale, near Gumeracha, South Australia.
Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1860s, 1900-1910, late 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
A surveyor and conservationist, and incredibly prolific letter-writer, Goyder is mainly remembered for his famous ‘line of rainfall’.
Historical Person | By Nic Klaassen | North Terrace | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century
Known to all as ‘Aunty Glad’, Elphick was a tireless worker for Aboriginal welfare.
Historical Person | By Lewis O'Brien & Professor Paul Hughes | North Terrace | 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Gladys Gibson was an educationist, president of the National Council of Women, and by all accounts a loyal friend and loving family member.
Historical Person | By Joan Brewer (research by Philippa Fletcher) | North Terrace | 1960s, mid twentieth century
One of Adelaide’s oldest buildings, Government House welcomes thousands of visitors each year
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000-2010
Harold Eustace Hill Ling was a joint patent-holder of that indisputable Australian icon, the Hills Hoist, and was responsible for expanding and diversifying Hills Industries Limited.
Historical Person | By Jim Loudon | North Terrace | mid twentieth century
Medical practitioner Helen Mayo combined energy and a strong social conscience in her promotion of child health services.
Historical Person | By Decie Denholm | North Terrace | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Holy Trinity Church is the earliest surviving Anglican Church building in South Australia, and one of Adelaide’s oldest standing structures.
Historical Place | By James Hunter, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
The music of unconventional musician and composer Hooper Josse Brewster Jones was as distinctive as his name.
Historical Person | By Joyce Gibberd | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century
The oldest of North Terrace’s cultural buildings
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
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.
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