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.

Frederick May was an engineer and manufacturer, and the archetypal 'quiet achiever' who missed out on major fame and success.

Read more about Frederick May here.

J150 Plaque

Frederick May


Engineer and manufacturer

Sponsor: Mervyn Wyke Evans

By History Trust of South Australia

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