1. 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

  2. J150 Plaque, John Ridley

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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. J150 Plaque, Peter Smith Dawson

    A singer of both bush ballads and classics, Dawson was the first to record ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

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

  23. J150 Plaque, Peter Waite

    A pastoralist who built an empire on sheep and cattle runs, Peter Waite was also a major philanthropist.

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

  24. J150 Plaque, Richard Bowyer Smith

    Richard Bowyer Smith and his brother Clarence could both rightfully claim distinction as the inventors of the stump-jump plough.

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

  25. J150 Plaque, Richard Moritz Schomburgk

    A botanist, horticulturist and the director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Richard Schomburgk was honoured locally as 'the people’s pet'.

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

  26. J150 Plaque, Robert Barr Smith

    Robert Barr Smith had a genius for business. He was also a generous philanthropist, though his modesty dictated that much of the funding was dispensed anonymously.

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

  27. J150 Plaque, Ronald Max'y Sharpe

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

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

  28. J150 Plaque, Samuel Thomas Gill

    Artist Samuel Thomas Gill produced a lively visual record of early South Australia.

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

  29. J150 Plaque, Sir Archibald Grenfell Price

    Working with this vivacious geographer, historian and educationist was said to be ‘like hanging on the tail of a comet’.

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

  30. J150 Plaque, Sir Charles Todd

    Sir Charles Todd was a leader in the fields of meteorology, astronomy and communications, and is best remembered for masterminding the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line.

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

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