Adelaide Hills' Jean Evans awarded OAM

Australia Day Honour: Upper Sturt resident Jean Evans award OAM


If there's a committee to be on or a community event to be organised in the Upper Sturt region of the Adelaide Hills, there's a pretty good chance Jean Evans is involved.

Mrs Evans has worked on scores of organisations from the Limousin Breeders Society to the Uraidla Spring Orchid Festival committee.

And for her efforts, she's being recognised with an Order of Australia Medal for service to the beef cattle industry, and to the community.

Mrs Evans has been on numerous beef cattle boards, starting with the South Australia Farmers Federation in 1985.

She has also served as the secretary of Central Hills branch for 27 years, was a director with the Australian Limousin Breeders Society, Livestock SA director and treasurer, and is a former president of the SA Stud Beef Cattle Breeders.

Mrs Evans' husband, Bob, has also worked on a number of committees and Mrs Evans said it had been a team effort.

"Both Bob and I couldn't have done it without the backup of our family and particularly each other.

"We never grizzled if the other one wanted to go out and clean up the school yard. They went and the person who was at home did the milking.

"We've always worked that way."

Mrs Evans is also no stranger to awards, having previously been named a life member of the Uraidla and Summertown Show and a Central Region Ag Shows Living Legend as well as the Stirling District Council's Citizen of the Year in 1986.

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Jean Evans OAM