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1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia. To commemorate the sesquicentenary, the Jubilee 150 Board decided to honour a selection of people who had made a significant contribution to the community or gained national and international recognition for their work. It created a Jubilee 150 Walk of 150 bronze plaques set in the footpath of North Terrace.

Abraham Tobias Boas was the first rabbi in South Australia, but so inclusive he was also called ‘the best Christian in Adelaide’.

Read more about Abraham Tobias Boas here.

J150 Plaque

Abraham Tobias Boas

1842-1923

First Rabbi

Sponsor: The Adelaide Hebrew Congregation

By History SA

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