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 clergyman and headmaster, George Henry Farr was a champion of gentlemanly behaviour, honesty and good sportsmanship. The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on his social worker wife, Julia Warren Farr.

Read more about Julia Farr here. Read more about George Farr here.

J150 Plaque


Julia Warren Farr


Social worker


George Henry Farr


Clergyman, headmaster

Sponsor: Henry Coleridge Blackmore and Family

By History Trust of South Australia

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