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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 botanist, horticulturist and the director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Richard Schomburgk was honoured locally as 'the people’s pet'.

Read more about Richard Moritz Schomburgk here.

J150 Plaque

Richard Moritz Schomburgk

1811-1891

Director Adelaide Botanic Gardens,

developed tree and shrub planting

Sponsor: Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Board

By History SA

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