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A portrait bust commemorates the former Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant. He was the first South Australian born Governor. The bust was erected in 1978 as a tribute to the former Governor's great public service.
Sir Marcus 'Mark' Laurence Elwin Oliphant, AC, KBE, FRS (8 October 1901 – 14 July 2000) was an Australian physicist and humanitarian who played a fundamental role in the first experimental demonstration of nuclear fusion and the development of the atomic bomb.
During retirement he was appointed Governor of South Australia by Premier Don Dunstan a position he held from 1971 to 1976. In 1977 he assisted in the founding of the Australian Democrats political party.
|Address:||North Terrace, Prince Henry Gardens, Adelaide, 5000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.921311|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
|Monument Designer:||John Dowie|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1978|