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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.

Alexander Tolmer was a Police Commissioner, initiator of the gold escorts, and by all accounts a colourful character with a thirst for action and adventure.

Read more about Alexander Tolmer here.

J150 Plaque

Alexander Tolmer

1815-1890

Police Commissioner, initiated

overland gold escort

Sponsor: The South Australian Police Force

By History SA

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