1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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 Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s

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