Dr Siobhan Lavelle was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the recent 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her work helping preserve both colonial cemeteries and roads.

Dr Lavelle has also had a long interest in the care and conservation of historic and pioneer cemeteries. A member of the NSW National Trust’s Cemeteries Committee since 1985, Siobhan has spent many weekends recording historic burial grounds and assisting other volunteers such as cemetery ‘Friends’ groups with their restoration projects.

Source: Blue Mountains Gazette