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.

The founder of soil science in Australia, James Prescott was active at every level of education.

Read more about James Arthur Prescott here.

J150 Plaque

James Arthur Prescott


Born 1890

Founder of soil science in Australia

Sponsor: C and RJ Czeglik

By History Trust of South Australia

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