1. J150 Plaque, Sir Archibald Grenfell Price

    Working with this vivacious geographer, historian and educationist was said to be ‘like hanging on the tail of a comet’.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  2. J150 Plaque, Sir Charles Todd

    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.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  3. J150 Plaque, Sir Claude Gibb

    An irascible yet open-minded engineer, industrialist and ideas man, Sir Claude Gibb was responsible for the design of the Centurion tank.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  4. J150 Plaque, Sir Douglas Mawson

    Sir Douglas Mawson became famous as an Antarctic explorer, but the geology of South Australia was his life’s work.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  5. J150 Plaque, Sir Edward Hayward

    Known as ‘Bill’, Sir Edward Hayward was a businessman, patron of the arts and the originator of the Adelaide Christmas pageant.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  6. J150 Plaque, Sir Edward Holden

    Motor car manufacturer and industrialist Sir Edward Holden gave his name to a car, albeit posthumously. 

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  7. J150 Plaque, Sir Edward Stirling

    Sir Edward Stirling was (among other things) a surgeon, scientist, educationist, curator, lecturer and parliamentarian; in short, a Renaissance Man.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  8. J150 Plaque, Sir Edwin Thomas Smith

    Sir Edwin Thomas Smith was a brewer, parliamentarian and, thanks to his philanthropy, Adelaide’s favourite millionaire.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  9. J150 Plaque, Sir George Brookman

    A wealthy businessman and quiet philanthropist, Sir George Brookman was a conservative who was described as ‘hard but fair’ by one of his descendants.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  10. J150 Plaque, Sir George Kingston

    By turns architect, engineer, surveyor and parliamentarian, Sir George Kingston was also Speaker of the House of Assembly for almost two decades.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  11. J150 Plaque, Sir Hans Heysen

    Sir Hans Heysen was a masterly artist, the immortaliser of the gum tree on canvas, and a dedicated conservationist.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  12. J150 Plaque, Sir Henry Ayers

    A businessman, banker and parliamentarian, Henry Ayers was astute, hard-headed and politically adroit.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  13. J150 Plaque, Sir Henry Newland

    Sir Henry Newland gained an international reputation as a pioneer plastic surgeon.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  14. J150 Plaque, Sir Hugh Cairns

    A pioneering neurosurgeon, Cairns worked extensively in the field of head injuries and was one of the first to promote the use of crash helmets for motor cyclists.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  15. J150 Plaque, Sir John Cleland

    Pathologist, naturalist and ardent conservationist, Professor Cleland, as he preferred to be known, contributed across many fields.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  16. J150 Plaque, Sir John Melrose

    Despite going blind, pastoralist and philanthropist Sir John Melrose continued to work with stock and managed properties.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  17. J150 Plaque, Sir Kenneth Wills

    Businessman and soldier Sir Kenneth Wills was Controller of the Allied Intelligence Bureau during the Second World War.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  18. J150 Plaque, Sir Langdon Bonython

    Sir Langdon Bonython was a progressive liberal whose long life encompassed being a parliamentarian, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  19. J150 Plaque, Sir Lloyd Dumas

    At the end of his long life, newspaperman Sir Lloyd Dumas described himself as simply ‘the luckiest man in the world’.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  20. J150 Plaque, Sir Mark Oliphant

    Best known as a governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant was also a pioneering nuclear physicist who became an outspoken anti-nuclear campaigner.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  21. J150 Plaque, Sir Mellis Napier

    Sir Mellis Napier was a Chief Justice of South Australia, and arguably a reactionary one.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  22. J150 Plaque, Sir Richard Baker

    An influential conservative politician and a supporter of Federation, Sir Richard Baker was the first President of the Senate.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  23. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Chapman

    Sir Robert Chapman was an engineer with a gift for recognising the fundamentals of any problem.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  24. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Helpmann

    His versatility as actor, dancer, producer and choreographer, coupled with flamboyance and wit, made Sir Robert Helpmann a household name.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  25. J150 Plaque, Sir Robert Richard Torrens

    Land titles reformer Sir Robert Richard Torrens reformed, amended and even radicalised the land trade system.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  26. J150 Plaque, Sir Roland Jacobs

    Sir Roland Jacobs was a shrewd businessman, but also a warm and generous philanthropist with no interest in personal wealth.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  27. J150 Plaque, Sir Samuel Davenport

    Davenport was a liberal-minded and literate parliamentarian and a promoter of industry, especially in the fields of horticulture and viniculture.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  28. J150 Plaque, Sir Samuel Way

    A Chief Justice of South Australia, Sir Samuel Way was polished, cultured and proud.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  29. J150 Plaque, Sir Sidney Kidman

    Abstemious but easy-going, Sir Sidney Kidman was a pastoralist and philanthropist who made friends easily.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

  30. J150 Plaque, Sir Thomas Elder

    A pastoralist, philanthropist and businessman, Elder supported numerous outback expeditions and Adelaide institutions.

    Historical Thing | By History SA | North Terrace | 1980s

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