1. J150 Plaque, Frederick May

    Frederick May was an engineer and manufacturer, and the archetypal 'quiet achiever' who missed out on major fame and success.

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

  2. J150 Plaque, George Elton Mayo

    George Elton Mayo was an extraordinarily versatile pioneer in human relations, management studies and psychoanalysis.

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

  3. J150 Plaque, George Fife Angas

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

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

  4. J150 Plaque, George Frederick Hassell

    A printer and publisher, George Frederick Hassell was devoted to the immaculate ’embellishment of books’.

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

  5. J150 Plaque, George French Angas

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

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

  6. J150 Plaque, George Hall

    In the days before Coca-Cola and Pepsi, George Hall was a forward-thinking manufacturer of soft drinks.

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

  7. J150 Plaque, George Hannaford

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

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

  8. J150 Plaque, George Woodroffe Goyder

    A surveyor and conservationist, and incredibly prolific letter-writer, Goyder is mainly remembered for his famous ‘line of rainfall’.

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

  9. J150 Plaque, Gladys Elphick

    Known to all as ‘Aunty Glad’, Elphick was a tireless worker for Aboriginal welfare.

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

  10. J150 Plaque, Gladys Ruth Gibson

    Gladys Ruth Gibson was an educationist and president of the National Council of Women – and by all accounts a loyal friend and loving family member.

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

  11. J150 Plaque, Harold Eustace Hill Ling

    Harold Eustace Hill Ling was a joint patent-holder of that indisputable Australian icon, the Hills Hoist, and was responsible for expanding and diversifying Hills Industries Limited.

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

  12. J150 Plaque, Helen Mary Mayo

    Medical practitioner Helen Mayo combined energy and a strong social conscience in her promotion of child health services.

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

  13. J150 Plaque, Henry John 'Harry' Butler

    Harry Butler was a charismatic young aviator with a barnstorming style.

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

  14. J150 Plaque, Hooper Josse Brewster Jones

    The music of unconventional musician and composer Hooper Josse Brewster Jones was as distinctive as his name.

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

  15. J150 Plaque, James Arthur Prescott

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

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

  16. J150 Plaque, James Martin

    A man of many parts, James Martin was an inventor, politician, philanthropist, engineer and ‘The Father of Gawler’.

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

  17. J150 Plaque, Jimmy James

    A masterly Aboriginal police tracker, Jimmy James saved lives, gathered evidence and attained legendary status.

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

  18. J150 Plaque, Joachim Matthias Wendt

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

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

  19. J150 Plaque, John Abel McPherson

    A union official and social reformer who was not a socialist, John McPherson became the first leader of South Australia's Parliamentary Labor Party.

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

  20. J150 Plaque, John Anderson Hartley

    Though stern and strict, educationist (and first Inspector-General of Schools) John Anderson Hartley favoured progressive and innovative ideas.

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

  21. J150 Plaque, John Bishop

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

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

  22. J150 Plaque, John Flynn

    Founder of the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service, Flynn was a practical and restless innovator. 

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

  23. J150 Plaque, John McConnell Black

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

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

  24. J150 Plaque, John McDouall Stuart

    Explorer and surveyor John McDouall Stuart was celebrated as a hero for leading the first European expedition to cross Australia from south to north.

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

  25. J150 Plaque, John Ridley

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

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

  26. J150 Plaque, John Stokes Bagshaw

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

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

  27. J150 Plaque, Julia and George Farr

    A clergyman and headmaster, George Henry Farr was a champion of gentlemanly behaviour, honesty and good sportsmanship. The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on his social worker wife, Julia Warren Farr.

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

  28. J150 Plaque, Julian Edmund Tenison Woods

    Julian Woods was the co-founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and a creative priest, educationist and scientist.

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

  29. J150 Plaque, Kate Cocks

    Kate Cocks was both a welfare worker and the first woman police constable in the British Empire.

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

  30. J150 Plaque, Lawrence Allen Wells

    Explorer and surveyor Lawrence Wells survived gruelling expeditions but died after being struck by a railcar.

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

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