1. J150 Plaque, Walter Hervey Bagot

    Bagot was an architect whose work, including Bonython Hall and the Barr Smith Library, displays his preference for classical and traditional designs.

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

  2. J150 Plaque, William Anstey Giles

    Surgeon William Anstey Giles came from pioneering stock, but was a pioneer himself in medical literature.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, William Charles Douglas Veale

    Soldier, engineer and Adelaide Town Clerk William Veale is celebrated for revitalising the city's parklands.

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

  4. J150 Plaque, William Christie Gosse

    Short-lived explorer and surveyor William Christie Gosse was the first European to set eyes on Uluru.

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

  5. J150 Plaque, William Light

    Remembered as the founder of the City of Adelaide, Light was South Australia’s first surveyor-general.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, William Muirden

    William Muirden founded the Muirden College for Business Training, and was known for his well-balanced and harmonious nature.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, William Richard Randell

    William Randell was a pioneer of River Murray paddle-steamers, and was responsible for both designing and piloting them.

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

  8. J150 Plaque,Lady Jean Bonython

    Lady Bonython grew from ‘Baby Mayoress’ into a community worker and supporter of numerous charities, especially those benefiting women and children.

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

  9. Prescott, Prof. James

    The founder of soil science in Australia, James Prescott was active at every level of education. 

    Historical Person | By Prof Emeritus John Prescott | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  10. Martin, Mr. James

    A man of many parts, Martin was an inventor, politician, philanthropist, engineer and ‘The Father of Gawler’.

    Historical Person | By Derek Whitelock | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

  11. James, Mr. Jimmy

    A masterly Aboriginal police tracker, James saved lives, gathered evidence and attained legendary status.

    Historical Person | By Robert Holmes | North Terrace | 1970s, 1980s, mid twentieth century

  12. Wendt, Joachim

    Joachim Wendt was a Danish-born silversmith whose work included extravagant naturalism, Edwardian style, and restrained Regency taste.

    Historical Person | By Richard Phillips | North Terrace, Rundle Street east | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s

  13. Hartley, Mr. John

    Though stern and strict, educationist (and first Inspector-General of Schools) John Anderson Hartley favoured progressive and innovative ideas.

    Historical Person | By Anna Stirling Pope | North Terrace, Parklands | late nineteenth century

  14. Bishop, John

    Instigator and first Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival, John Bishop was a musician, teacher and visionary.

    Historical Person | By Jo Peoples | North Terrace | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  15. Flynn, Mr. John

    Founder of the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service, Flynn was a practical and restless innovator.

    Historical Person | By Ron White | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  16. Black, John

    Remembered as an eminent botanist, Black was also an accomplished linguist, who reprimanded his grandchildren in French and his dog in Spanish.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1870s, 1880s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  17. Stuart, John McDouall

    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 Person | By Peter Bowyer | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s

  18. Ridley, Mr. John

    A miller and inventor of the harvesting device that bears his name, John Ridley revolutionized the wheat industry in South Australia. 

    Historical Person | By Jack Reddin | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s

  19. Jubilee 150 Plaques

    An eclectic selection of significant contributors to South Australia to 1986

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton & Bernard O'Neil, History SA | North Terrace | 1830s, 1980s

  20. Farr, Mrs. Julia

    The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on social worker Julia Farr.

    Historical Person | By Joan Clift | North Terrace, Parklands | late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  21. Woods, Julian

    Julian Woods was the co-founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and a creative priest, educationist and scientist. 

    Historical Person | By Sister Margaret Press | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s

  22. King Edward VII Memorial

    Creating and installing King Edward VII’s statute took eight months longer than the period of his reign

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s

  23. Knot

    The shining steel and simple form of Knot typifies the work of sculptor Herbert (Bert) Flugelman.

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

  24. Lavington Bonython fountain

    Affectionately known as the ‘Bonython bath’, this fountain stood outside the South Australian Museum from 1965 to 2005

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1870s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1960s

  25. Wells, Lawrence

    Explorer and surveyor Lawrence Wells survived gruelling expeditions but died after being struck by a railcar.

    Historical Person | By Rod Cramer | North Terrace | 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s

  26. Light Horse Memorial

    Remembering South Australian Light Horsemen who served in Egypt and Palestine and at Gallipoli

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton & Bernard O'Neil, History SA | North Terrace | 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, Boer War, early twenty–first century

  27. de Lissa, Ms. Lillian

    Hard working, widely read and exceptionally charming, exotically-named intellectual Lillian Daphne de Lissa was a kindergarten pioneer.

    Historical Person | By Dr Helen Jones | North Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s

  28. Lord Florey bust

    Adelaide-born Lord Florey won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 for his part in making the infection-fighting penicillin available

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | North Terrace | 1890s, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s

  29. Florey, Sir Howard

    Hundreds of millions of people have lived longer and healthier lives, thanks to medical scientist, Nobel Prize winner and penicillin pioneer Lord Florey.

    Historical Person | By Pat Stretton | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  30. Scammell, Mr. Luther

    Manufacturing chemist Luther Scammell prepared compounds, saved a struggling business, and coined the name ‘Solyptol’. 

    Historical Person | By Peter Donovan | North Terrace | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

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