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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.

Writer and social reformer Catherine Helen Spence was also the first woman to write a novel about Australia.

Read more about Catherine Helen Spence here.

J150 Plaque

Catherine Helen Spence

1825 -1910

Writer, political and social reformer

Sponsor: SA J150 Women's Executive Committee

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