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.
Sir Douglas Mawson
Geologist, pioneer of scientific
exploration of Antarctica