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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.

Manufacturing chemist Luther Scammell prepared compounds, saved a struggling business, and coined the name ‘Solyptol’.

Read more about Luther Robert Scammell here.

J150 Plaque

Luther Robert Scammell

1858-1940

Manufacturing chemist and researcher

Sponsor: Faulding. South Australian since 1845

By History SA

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