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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 singer of both bush ballads and classics, Dawson was the first to record ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

Read more about Peter Smith Dawson here.

J150 Plaque

Peter Dawson

1882-1961

Ballad singer

Sponsor: 'His Master's Voice' Roger L Howell

By History SA

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Jubilee 150 walkway plaque of Peter Smith Dawson
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