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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.

A miller and inventor of the harvesting device that bears his name, John Ridley revolutionized the wheat industry in South Australia.

Read more about John Ridley here.

J150 Plaque

John Ridley

1806-1887

Miller, developed Ridley harvester

Sponsor: SA Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd

By History SA

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