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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.

Prussian by descent, Adelaide Miethke was an educationist, and her School of the Air ‘bridged the lonely distance’ for outback children.

Read more about Adelaide Laetitia Miethke here.

J150 Plaque

Adelaide Laetitia Miethke

OBE

1881-1962

Educationist

Sponsor: National Coucil of Women of SA & YWCA

By History SA

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