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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 pastoralist and mine-owner once accused of fraud, Hughes stated shortly before his death: ‘I have been a sinner all my life’.

Read more about Sir Walter Watson Hughes here. 

J150 Plaque

Sir Walter Hughes

1803-1887

Pastoralist, mine-owner

and philanthropist

Sponsor: J G Duncan Hughes

By History SA

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