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 trailblazing jurist, Dame Roma Mitchell pushed for numerous law reforms and became South Australia’s first female governor.

Read more about Dame Roma Mitchell here.

J150 Plaque

Dame Roma Mitchell


Born 1913

Jurist, first woman QC

in Australia

Sponsor: The Law Society of South Australia

By History Trust of South Australia

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Courtesy of/Photographer:Laura Sherwood, History Trust of South Australia
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