1. Queen Adelaide

    The City of Adelaide was named after Adelaide, Queen Consort of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

    Historical Person | By Margaret Anderson, History SA

  2. Logic (Pinba)

    Logic (Pinba), a convicted murderer, was described in the Advertiser of 12 December 1885 as ‘one of the most popular men in the colony’. 

    Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  3. Lady Margaret Rymill

    Lady Margaret Rymill was Lady Mayoress, Married to the Lord Mayor, from 1950-1953. 

    Historical Person | By Lincoln Schulz, HerStory Project | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010

  4. Bagot , Walter

    Bagot was an architect whose work, including Bonython Hall and the Barr Smith Library, displays his preference for classical and traditional designs.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  5. Begg, Percy

    Literally born in a tent, Percy Begg became a pioneer orthodontist whose innovations benefit patients to this day.

    Historical Person | By Dr John Jenner | North Terrace | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

  6. Allott, Mrs. Sarah

    Sarah Allott was the Mayoress of Adelaide (married to the Mayor) between 1873-1874.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  7. Allum, Mahomet

    Mahomet Allum was described in glowing testimonials as 'the wonder man' and by his adversaries as a 'quack'. 

    Historical Person | By Vedrana Budimir & Catherine Manning, History Trust of South Australia | Central Market | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

  8. Anderson, M.C.

    MC ‘Thistle’ Anderson was a Scottish born actress turned writer. Best known for her pamphlet Arcadian Adelaide; she also published poems and short stories. 

    Historical Person | By Anthony Laube | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  9. Angas , George

    This merchant, banker, landowner and philanthropist was generous but shrewd, and often tagged with the phrase ‘philanthropy plus ten per cent’.

    Historical Person | By John Healey | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s

  10. Angas , George

    Equal parts naturalist and artist, George French Angas depicted the South Australian landscape, Aboriginal inhabitants, and flora and fauna with meticulous accuracy.

    Historical Person | By John Healey | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s

  11. Ayers, Sir Henry

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

    Historical Person | By Robyn Taylor | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

  12. Babbage, Benjamin

    Benjamin Herschel Babbage (1815–1878), an English engineer who superintended construction of the first Port Adelaide railway line, was employed by the South Australian Government in 1851 to search for gold. He led two official expeditions (1856 and 1858) that found no gold but surveyed the Flinders Ranges and Far North and established the extent of Lakes Eyre and Torrens.

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | early nineteenth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  13. Badcoe, Peter

    Peter John Badcoe was born on 11th January 1934 at Malvern, South Australia, the son of public servant Leslie Allen Badcoe and his wife Gladys Mary Ann May (née Overton).

    Historical Person | 1950s, 1960s

  14. Bagshaw, John

    ‘If worth doing, do it well’ was the motto of John Bagshaw, pioneering designer and manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

    Historical Person | By Ros Paterson | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s

  15. Baker, Sir Richard

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

    Historical Person | By Rob van den Hoorn | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s

  16. Barrett, Mrs. Jean

    Jean Beatrice Barrett was Lady Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (married to the Mayor) between 1937 and 1941

    Historical Person | By Lee Clark, HerStory Project | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Second World War

  17. Bartels , Mrs. Anna

    Anna Bartels was a busy mother, hotel licensee, and Mayoress of the City of Adelaide.

    Historical Person | By Cheryl Williss, HerStory Project | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910

  18. Barwell, Sir Henry

    Henry Newman Barwell was a successful lawyer and politician who lent his name to a farm apprenticeship scheme. 

    Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, early twentieth century

  19. Baudin, Nicolas

    French cartographer, Nicolas Thomas Baudin surveyed and named much of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island coastal areas.

    Historical Person | By Robert Sexton | 1800-1810

  20. Begg, Prof. Percy

    The pioneer of improved orthodontic treatments which are now standard worldwide

    Historical Person | By Donald Simpson and Geoffrey Brown | 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  21. Benny, Susan

    The first female local government councillor in Australia, Benny was a Justice of the Peace, a businesswoman and a lobbyist for women’s equality.

    Historical Person | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1870s, 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s

  22. Birdseye, Sylvia

    One of the first women bus drivers in Australia, Sylvia drove passengers between Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula for over 40 years.

    Historical Person | By Michelangelo Bolognese, History SA | Great Depression, mid twentieth century, Second World War

  23. Bishop, John

    Instigator and first Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival, John Bishop was a musician, teacher and visionary.

    Historical Person | By Jo Peoples | North Terrace | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

  24. Black, John

    Remembered as an eminent botanist, Black was also an accomplished linguist, who reprimanded his grandchildren in French and his dog in Spanish.

    Historical Person | By Dr David Jones | North Terrace | 1870s, 1880s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

  25. Boas, Abraham

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

    Historical Person | By Jim Loudon | 1860s, 1870s, 1890s, 1920s

  26. Bonython, Lady Jean

    Lady Bonython grew from ‘Baby Mayoress’ into a community worker and supporter of numerous charities, especially those benefiting women and children

    Historical Person | By Joyce Gibberd | Southeast corner | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s

  27. Bonython, Sir John

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

    Historical Person | By Warren Bonython | North Terrace | 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1920s, 1930s

  28. Bonython, Lady Constance

    Lady Constance Jean Bonython was the Mayoress of the City of Adelaide in 1913 and the Lady Mayoress from 1927-1930.

    Historical Person | By Perry Snodgrass, HerStory Project | 1830s, 1890s, 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, early twentieth century, mid twentieth century

  29. Booboorowie, Mr. Poltpalingada

    From the 1880s Tommy Walker, or Poltpalingada Booboorowie, was a leading figure among the community of Aboriginal people who lived on the fringes of white Adelaide society.

    Historical Person | By Robert Foster | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, mid nineteenth century

  30. Boucaut, Mrs. Freda

    Mrs Rosemary Boucaut was Acting Lady Mayoress of the City of Adelaide (appointed by the Mayor) from 1983-1985.

    Historical Person | By Steven Page, HerStory Project | 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s

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