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An austere but tolerant Lutheran migrant leader, August Kavel contributed significantly to South Australia’s rich legacy of German culture.
Historical Person | By David Schubert | North Terrace | 1830s, 1840s, 1850s
Hayes is remembered as possibly the greatest racehorse trainer and thoroughbred breeder in the history of Australian racing.
Historical Person | By Dennis Markham | North Terrace | late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Though hampered by a physical disability, Davey became a psychologist and educationist who worked untiringly for social justice.
Historical Person | By Dr Helen Jones | North Terrace | early twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Frederick May was an engineer and manufacturer, and the archetypal 'quiet achiever' who missed out on major fame and success.
Historical Person | By Mark Boon | 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
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
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
A man of many parts, Martin was an inventor, politician, philanthropist, engineer and ‘The Father of Gawler’.
Historical Person | By Derek Whitelock | North Terrace | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
A botanist, horticulturist and the director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Richard Schomburgk was honoured locally as 'the people’s pet'.
Historical Person | By Dr Pauline Payne | North Terrace, Parklands | 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
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
Abstemious but easy-going, Sir Sidney Kidman was a pastoralist and philanthropist who made friends easily.
Historical Person | By Rob Linn | North Terrace | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century
Discover the people who have shaped Adelaide
Explore the city's built environment and famous Parklands
Find the stories behind the city's public artworks, monuments and memorials
Browse some of the themes that contextualise the city's history
Learn about the organisations that have made the city tick
Find out what's drawn people into the city's streets
Explore some of the early maps, plans and panoramas that trace the development of the city
Discover the city's history through a rich collection of museum objects
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