John Filocamo – Operations Manager, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW

Customer focussed delivery

Premier's Award for Individual Award for Excellence and Achievement

Department of Primary Industries
Industry, Skills and Regional Development

John went to considerable lengths to help an Aboriginal family reclaim the remains of a lost family member
who was part of the Stolen Generation. Originally starting as a ministerial, John’s desire to help the Walker
family involved commitment well above and beyond the call of duty. After a considerable nine months of
dedicated work, research and liaison on John’s part, remains were exhumed and transported to the Burra
Bee Dee Aboriginal Burial Grounds in Coonabarabran, where the Walker family were able to lay their uncle to
rest in Country.