1. August Wilhelm Pelzer Plaque

    A plaque to the 'City Gardener' is now obscured in a city garden

    Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 2000-2010

  2. J150 Plaque, 'Captain' Henry Richard Hancock

    Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, 'Padre' Arthur Thomas Strange

    Kind-hearted and single-minded, 'Padre' Arthur Strange was the founder of the Helping Hand Centre.

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

  4. J150 Plaque, Abraham Tobias Boas

    Abraham Tobias Boas was the first rabbi in South Australia, but so inclusive he was also called ‘the best Christian in Adelaide’.

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

  5. J150 Plaque, Adelaide Laetitia Miethke

    Prussian by descent, Adelaide Miethke was an educationist, and her School of the Air ‘bridged the lonely distance’ for outback children.

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

  6. J150 Plaque, Alexander Maurice Ramsay

    As general manager of the South Australian Housing Trust, Alexander Maurice Ramsay was energetic and compassionate.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, Alexander Tolmer

    1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.

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

  8. J150 Plaque, Alexandrine Seager

    A tireless worker for the welfare of soldiers, Alexandrine Seager founded and ran the Cheer-Up Society.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Alfred Edward Gerard

    Electrical merchant Alfred Edward Gerard was also a concerned humanitarian, and a worker for Aboriginal welfare.

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Alfred Hannaford

    A manufacturer of agricultural machinery, Alfred Hannaford was also an inventor who devised a pickling machine.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, Alfred Hermann Traeger

    Alf Traeger was friendly but self-effacing, and is perhaps best known as the inventor of the pedal wireless.

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Alfred Muller Simpson

    Not content with being the nation’s biggest metal goods manufacturer, Alfred Muller Simpson was prominent in public life too.

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

  13. J150 Plaque, Amos William Howard

    Howard was a nurseryman and great promoter of subterranean clover. His discoveries have benefited farmers’ pastures throughout South Australia.

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

  14. J150 Plaque, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick

    A union leader, parliamentarian and egalitarian, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick pushed for equal rights for women.

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

  15. J150 Plaque, Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson

    1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.

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

  16. J150 Plaque, August Kavel

    An austere but tolerant Lutheran migrant leader, August Kavel contributed significantly to South Australia’s rich legacy of German culture.

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

  17. J150 Plaque, Augustus Short

    The energetic Augustus Short, South Australia’s first Anglican bishop, laid firm foundations for the growth of the Anglican Church in the new colony.

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

  18. J150 Plaque, Bejah Dervish

    Camel driver Bejah Dervish, highly-regarded for his part in the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition in 1896, became a familiar figure in South Australia’s far north. 

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

  19. J150 Plaque, C.J. Dennis

    Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.

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

  20. J150 Plaque, Catherine Helen Spence

    Writer and social reformer Catherine Helen Spence was also the first woman to write a novel about Australia.

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

  21. J150 Plaque, Cecil Thomas Madigan

    A geologist and explorer, Cecil Madigan crossed the Simpson Desert in the last classic Australian exploration adventure.

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

  22. J150 Plaque, Charles Allan Seymour Hawker

    Horribly wounded twice in World War One, the tenacious Hawker went on to be a pastoralist and parliamentarian.

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

  23. J150 Plaque, Charles Duguid

    A medical practitioner, Charles Duguid was also a champion of the underdog who spent many of his 102 years as a worker for Aboriginal advancement.

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

  24. J150 Plaque, Charles Kingston

    Though dogged by scandal, Charles Kingston was a lawyer, parliamentarian and Federalist who steered many reforms through the South Australian Parliament and helped draft Australia’s Constitution.

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

  25. J150 Plaque, Charles Pearcy Mountford

    Charles Mountford was an anthropologist, writer and photographer, and was dedicated to the promotion of Aboriginal art and mythology.

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

  26. J150 Plaque, Charles Sturt

    A soldier and explorer, Captain Charles Sturt was first to chart the River Murray.

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

  27. J150 Plaque, Charles Witto-Witto Cawthorne

    Cawthorne was a dynamic music seller and concert manager, and is remembered as a genial raconteur.

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

  28. J150 Plaque, Colin Sidney Hayes

    Colin Sidney Hayes is remembered as possibly the greatest racehorse trainer and thoroughbred breeder in the history of Australian racing.

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

  29. J150 Plaque, Constance Muriel Davey

    Though hampered by a physical disability, Davey became a psychologist and educationist who worked untiringly for social justice.

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

  30. J150 Plaque, Dame Roma Mitchell

    A trailblazing jurist, Dame Roma Mitchell pushed for numerous law reforms and became South Australia’s first female governor.

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

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