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 union official and social reformer who was not a socialist, John McPherson became the first leader of South Australia's Parliamentary Labor Party.
John Abel McPherson
Union official, first leader
Parliamentary Labor Party
Sponsor: Australian Labor Party SA Branch