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.

Learn more about John Abel McPherson here.

J150 Plaque

John Abel McPherson


Union official, first leader

Parliamentary Labor Party

Sponsor: Australian Labor Party SA Branch

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