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Imposing mine Superintendent Henry Richard Hancock substantially reorganized and developed the “Monster Mine” at Moonta.
Historical Thing | By History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1980s
Electrical merchant Alfred Edward Gerard was also a concerned humanitarian, and a worker for Aboriginal welfare.
A manufacturer of agricultural machinery, Alfred Hannaford was also an inventor who devised a pickling machine.
Howard was a nurseryman and great promoter of subterranean clover. His discoveries have benefited farmers’ pastures throughout South Australia.
A union leader, parliamentarian and egalitarian, Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick pushed for equal rights for women.
An austere but tolerant Lutheran migrant leader, August Kavel contributed significantly to South Australia’s rich legacy of German culture.
Dennis was a poet, journalist and satirist, renowned for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, the bestselling book of Australian poetry.
Horribly wounded twice in World War One, the tenacious Hawker went on to be a pastoralist and parliamentarian.
A medical practitioner, Charles Duguid was also a champion of the underdog who spent many of his 102 years as a worker for Aboriginal advancement.
Colin Sidney Hayes is remembered as possibly the greatest racehorse trainer and thoroughbred breeder in the history of Australian racing.
Though hampered by a physical disability, Davey became a psychologist and educationist who worked untiringly for social justice.
Musician and artist with a wide range both sonically and visually.
Essington Lewis was a hard-working industrialist who substantially developed and expanded B.H.P., and was Director-General of Munitions during the Second World War.
Faulding was a manufacturing chemist, prominent businessman, city councillor and church benefactor.
A printer and publisher, George Frederick Hassell was devoted to the immaculate ’embellishment of books’.
In the days before Coca-Cola and Pepsi, George Hall was a forward-thinking manufacturer of soft drinks.
1986 marked the 150th anniversary of the colonisation of South Australia.
A surveyor and conservationist, and incredibly prolific letter-writer, Goyder is mainly remembered for his famous ‘line of rainfall’.
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.
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.
The music of unconventional musician and composer Hooper Josse Brewster Jones was as distinctive as his name.
A masterly Aboriginal police tracker, Jimmy James saved lives, gathered evidence and attained legendary status.
Though stern and strict, educationist (and first Inspector-General of Schools) John Anderson Hartley favoured progressive and innovative ideas.
Founder of the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service, Flynn was a practical and restless innovator.
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.
Hard working, widely read and exceptionally charming, Lillian Daphne de Lissa was an exotically named intellectual and kindergarten pioneer.
Hundreds of millions of people have lived longer and healthier lives, thanks to medical scientist, Nobel Prize winner and penicillin pioneer Lord Florey.
Margaret Graham was an outspoken and forthright nursing sister and army matron, with a strong sense of justice.
A forestry scientist by profession, Norman Jolly was also an accomplished scholar known for his integrity and keen critical faculty.
A singer of both bush ballads and classics, Dawson was the first to record ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
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