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.

Though a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, David Shearer also designed an early car, constructed an observatory, and was a keen artist.

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J150 Plaque

David Shearer


Agricultural machinery manufacturer

Sponsor: Trend Windows

By History Trust of South Australia

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Image: David Shearer Plaque
Courtesy of/Photographer:Laura Sherwood, History Trust of South Australia
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