1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Bonython, Lady Jean

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

    Historical Person | By Joyce Gibberd | Southeast corner | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  17. JH & GF Angas Memorial

    The Angas Memorial was completed in 1915 as a tribute to the memory of George Fife Angas and John Howard Angas, colonists who contributed to the foundation of South Australia.

    Historical Thing | By Madeleine Ryan, History SA | Parklands

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. McPherson, Mr. John

    A union official and social reformer who was not a socialist, John McPherson became the first leader of South Australia's Parliamentary Labor Party 

    Historical Person | By Nick Ganzis | East Terrace | 1880s, 1890s

  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. Dunn, Mr. John

    The father of Mount Barker, John Dunn lived a long and successful life as a miller, merchant and philanthropist in South Australia.

    Historical Person | By Corinne Ball, Migration Museum | 1800-1810, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

  24. John Jefferson Bray Memorial Fountain

    The John Jefferson Bray Memorial Fountain commemorates the life of a senior judge, scholar and poet

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History SA | Southeast corner | 1910s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1990s

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. John McDouall Stuart statue

    The statue of inland explorer John McDouall Stuart at the corner of Victoria Square and Flinders Street, Adelaide, commemorates his place in Australian history

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton and Mandy Paul, History SA | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1960s

  28. Morphett, Sir John

    John Morphett, namesake of the Adelaide suburb Morphettville, contributed widely to the cultural and economic support of early south Australia.

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1830s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s

  29. 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

  30. Bagshaw, John

    ‘If worth doing, do it well’ was the motto of John Bagshaw, pioneering designer and manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

    Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s