Ulladulla social worker and grief counsellor Susan Welsh wants answers to why roadside memorials are so important and whether they replace traditional cemeteries as places of remembrance.

“I’m trying to find out the role roadside memorials play in the grieving process,” she said.

Ms Welsh is studying the issue for the PhD at Charles Sturt University, and is planning to interview people who have put up some of the many roadside memorials scattered along the Shoalhaven’s roads.

Source: Southcoast Register