1. J150 Plaque, Alfred Muller Simpson

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

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

  2. J150 Plaque, Amos William Howard

    Howard was a nurseryman and great promoter of subterranean clover. His discoveries have benefited farmers’ pastures throughout South Australia.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick

    A union leader, parliamentarian and egalitarian, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick pushed for equal rights for women.

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

  4. J150 Plaque, Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson

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

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

  5. J150 Plaque, August Kavel

    An austere but tolerant Lutheran migrant leader, August Kavel contributed significantly to South Australia’s rich legacy of German culture.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, Augustus Short

    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 Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  7. J150 Plaque, Bejah Dervish

    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. 

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

  8. J150 Plaque, C.J. Dennis

    Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Catherine Helen Spence

    Writer and social reformer Catherine Helen Spence was also the first woman to write a novel about Australia.

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Cecil Thomas Madigan

    A geologist and explorer, Cecil Madigan crossed the Simpson Desert in the last classic Australian exploration adventure.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, Charles Allan Seymour Hawker

    Horribly wounded twice in World War One, the tenacious Hawker went on to be a pastoralist and parliamentarian.

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Charles Duguid

    A medical practitioner, Charles Duguid was also a champion of the underdog who spent many of his 102 years as a worker for Aboriginal advancement.

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

  13. J150 Plaque, Charles Kingston

    Though dogged by scandal, Charles Kingston was a lawyer, parliamentarian and Federalist who steered many reforms through the South Australian Parliament and helped draft Australia’s Constitution.

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

  14. J150 Plaque, Charles Pearcy Mountford

    Charles Mountford was an anthropologist, writer and photographer, and was dedicated to the promotion of Aboriginal art and mythology.

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

  15. J150 Plaque, Charles Sturt

    A soldier and explorer, Captain Charles Sturt was first to chart the River Murray.

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

  16. J150 Plaque, Charles Witto-Witto Cawthorne

    Cawthorne was a dynamic music seller and concert manager, and is remembered as a genial raconteur.

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

  17. J150 Plaque, Colin Sidney Hayes

    Colin Sidney Hayes is remembered as possibly the greatest racehorse trainer and thoroughbred breeder in the history of Australian racing.

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

  18. J150 Plaque, Constance Muriel Davey

    Though hampered by a physical disability, Davey became a psychologist and educationist who worked untiringly for social justice.

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

  19. J150 Plaque, Dame Roma Mitchell

    A trailblazing jurist, Dame Roma Mitchell pushed for numerous law reforms and became South Australia’s first female governor.

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

  20. J150 Plaque, Dame Ruby Litchfield

    Befitting a dedicated community worker and charity organizer, Dame Ruby Litchfield’s simple philosophy was ‘To live and let live’.

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

  21. J150 Plaque, Daniel Moriarty

    Daniel Moriarty has been acclaimed as the greatest footballer between the two World Wars.

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

  22. J150 Plaque, David Dallwitz

    Musician and artist with a wide range both sonically and visually.

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

  23. J150 Plaque, David Fowler

    Merchant David Fowler built a successful grocery business, famous for jams, confectionery and preserved fruit.

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

  24. J150 Plaque, David Shearer

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

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

  25. J150 Plaque, David Unaipon

    David Unaipon was an Aboriginal leader, writer, gatherer of legends, and inventor who was referred to in the press as 'the Black Leonardo'.

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

  26. J150 Plaque, Don Dunstan

    As premier, Dunstan’s agenda of social and political reform transformed South Australia.

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

  27. J150 Plaque, Doris Taylor

    Doris Taylor was the founder and organizer of Meals on Wheels, despite spending most of her life in a wheelchair.

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

  28. J150 Plaque, Edmund Wright

    Some of Adelaide’s finest nineteenth-century buildings were designed by Edmund William Wright.

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

  29. J150 Plaque, Eldred Norman

    A racing car designer and driver, Eldred Norman was interested in all things mechanical.

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

  30. J150 Plaque, Essington Lewis

    Essington Lewis was a hard-working industrialist who substantially developed and expanded B.H.P., and was Director-General of Munitions during the Second World War.

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

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