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.

Sir Douglas Mawson became famous as an Antarctic explorer, but the geology of South Australia was his life’s work.

Read more about Sir Douglas Mawson here.

J150 Plaque

Sir Douglas Mawson



Geologist, pioneer of scientific

exploration of Antarctica

By History Trust of South Australia

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