1. J150 Plaque, 'Padre' Arthur Thomas Strange

    Kind-hearted and single-minded, 'Padre' Arthur Strange was the founder of the Helping Hand Centre.

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

  2. J150 Plaque, Alexandrine Seager

    A tireless worker for the welfare of soldiers, Alexandrine Seager founded and ran the Cheer-Up Society.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, Bejah Dervish

    Camel driver Bejah Dervish, highly-regarded for his part in the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition in 1896, became a familiar figure in South Australia’s far north. 

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

  4. J150 Plaque, Charles Kingston

    Though dogged by scandal, Charles Kingston was a lawyer, parliamentarian and Federalist who steered many reforms through the South Australian Parliament and helped draft Australia’s Constitution.

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

  5. J150 Plaque, Dame Ruby Litchfield

    Befitting a dedicated community worker and charity organizer, Dame Ruby Litchfield’s simple philosophy was ‘To live and let live’.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, David Fowler

    Merchant David Fowler built a successful grocery business, famous for jams, confectionery and preserved fruit.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, David Shearer

    Though a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, David Shearer also designed an early car, constructed an observatory, and was a keen artist.

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

  8. J150 Plaque, Don Dunstan

    As premier, Dunstan’s agenda of social and political reform transformed South Australia.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Eldred Norman

    A racing car designer and driver, Eldred Norman was interested in all things mechanical.

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Gladys Elphick

    Known to all as ‘Aunty Glad’, Elphick was a tireless worker for Aboriginal welfare.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, James Arthur Prescott

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

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Joachim Matthias Wendt

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

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

  13. J150 Plaque, John Abel McPherson

    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 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, 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. Fisher, Sir James

    Fisher became the first Mayor of Adelaide in 1840 and the first resident South Australian to be knighted in 1860

    Historical Person | By Allison Russell, History Trust of South Australia | Central Market | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s

  29. 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

  30. 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

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