HAA has received the Highly Commended award in the 2015 Marrickville Medal for “in depth, diligent and thoughtful” conservation work at Camperdown Cemetery.

The long term project sees small scale conservation works carried out on heritage listed graves and edifices of the site. The materials and skills used ensure a sustainable conservation method applied by specialists in their craft. The approach was commended by judges for its “carefully considered techniques”, including the use of lime wash to preserve headstones. HAA’s method was also praised for its celebration of the cemetery’s sacredness, through implementing the Burra Charter’s philosophy of ‘preserved decay.’

Recent works in the cemetery include a new roof for the Cemetery Lodge, and restoration of graves including the Waller Tomb and the William and Mary Brown vault.