1. J150 Plaque, Sir George Brookman

    A wealthy businessman and quiet philanthropist, Sir George Brookman was a conservative who was described as ‘hard but fair’ by one of his descendants.

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

  2. J150 Plaque, Sir George Kingston

    By turns architect, engineer, surveyor and parliamentarian, Sir George Kingston was also Speaker of the House of Assembly for almost two decades.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, Sir Hans Heysen

    Sir Hans Heysen was a masterly artist, the immortaliser of the gum tree on canvas, and a dedicated conservationist.

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

  4. J150 Plaque, Sir Henry Ayers

    A businessman, banker and parliamentarian, Henry Ayers was astute, hard-headed and politically adroit.

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

  5. J150 Plaque, Sir Henry Newland

    Sir Henry Newland gained an international reputation as a pioneer plastic surgeon.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, Sir Hugh Cairns

    A pioneering neurosurgeon, Cairns worked extensively in the field of head injuries and was one of the first to promote the use of crash helmets for motor cyclists.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, Sir John Cleland

    Pathologist, naturalist and ardent conservationist, Professor Cleland, as he preferred to be known, contributed across many fields.

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

  8. J150 Plaque, Sir John Melrose

    Despite going blind, pastoralist and philanthropist Sir John Melrose continued to work with stock and managed properties.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Sir Kenneth Wills

    Businessman and soldier Sir Kenneth Wills was Controller of the Allied Intelligence Bureau during the Second World War.

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Sir Langdon Bonython

    Sir Langdon Bonython was a progressive liberal whose long life encompassed being a parliamentarian, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, Sir Lloyd Dumas

    At the end of his long life, newspaperman Sir Lloyd Dumas described himself as simply ‘the luckiest man in the world’.

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Sir Mark Oliphant

    Best known as a governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant was also a pioneering nuclear physicist who became an outspoken anti-nuclear campaigner.

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

  13. J150 Plaque, Sir Mellis Napier

    Sir Mellis Napier was a Chief Justice of South Australia, and arguably a reactionary one.

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

  14. J150 Plaque, Sir Richard Baker

    An influential conservative politician and a supporter of Federation, Sir Richard Baker was the first President of the Senate.

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

Pages