Maurice Salom. Born in London, Salom arrived in South Australia in 1852, working for and eventually acquiring Solomon & Co., Auctioneers, he sold the business in 1882. Described in his obituary as "one of the best-known and most respected citizens of Adelaide ... He was most universally trusted, and those who knew him best, liked him best". He was a member of the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce, the first Council of Education, Chairman of the North Adelaide School Board of Advice, Chairman of thehouse committee of the Adelaide Hospital, Chairman of commissioners of the Public Charities Act, President of the Hebrew Philanthropic Society, President of the Synagogue, held high office as a Freemason, and was Director of the Commercial Bank of South Australia. Elected to the Legislative Council in 1882, in 1887 he introduced the 'First Offenders Bill', legislation designed to save first time offenders from the stigma of imprisonment and association with repeat offenders.