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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.

Deeply affected by the isolation and loneliness of her early married life, Mary Jane Warnes strived to improve conditions for her fellow countrywomen by founding the South Australian Country Women’s Association.

Read more about Mary Jane Warnes here.

J150 Plaque

Mary Jane Warnes

MBE

1877-1959

First President

SA Country Women's Association

Sponsor: SA Country Women's Association Incorporated

By History SA

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