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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.

Essington Lewis was a hard-working industrialist who substantially developed and expanded B.H.P., and was Director-General of Munitions during the Second World War.

Read more about Essington Lewis here.

J150 Plaque

Essington Lewis

CH

1881-1961

Industrialist

Director munitions

World War II

Sponsor: R B Lewis and family

By History SA

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Jubilee 150 walkway plaque of Essington Lewis
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