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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.

Explorer and surveyor Lawrence Wells survived gruelling expeditions but died after being struck by a railcar.

Read more about Lawrence Allen Wells here.

J150 Plaque

Lawrence Allen Wells

1860-1938

Explorer and Surveyor

Sponsor: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia S.A.

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