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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.

Sir Charles Todd was a leader in the fields of meteorology, astronomy and communications, and is best remembered for masterminding the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line.

Read more about Charles Todd here.

J150 Plaque

Sir Charles Todd, KCMG

1826-1910

Telegraph and Telephone

engineer, builder of

overland telegraph

Sponsor: Niehus family

By History SA

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