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.

Despite going blind, pastoralist and philanthropist Sir John Melrose continued to work with stock and managed properties.

Learn more about Sir John Melrose here.

J150 Plaque

Sir John Melrose


Pastoralist and philanthropist

By History Trust of South Australia

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