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.

Explorer and surveyor John McDouall Stuart was celebrated as a hero for leading the first European expedition to cross Australia from south to north.

Read more about John McDouall Stuart here.

J150 Plaque

John McDouall Stuart


Explorer and surveyor

Adelaide to the Indian Ocean

Sponsor: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia S.A.

By History Trust of South Australia

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