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Reading List – A Closer Look at Those Dry Stone Walls Revisited

The South Australia landscape welcomed the use of stone as an irresistible building material for early settlers. Bruce and Kristin Munday traversed South Australia in search of those walls, seeking answers and documenting the adventure. Discover historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following European settlement. And meet the custodians of the…

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Reading List – Those Dry Stone Walls Revisited with Bruce Munday

Beautiful stone was nature’s gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of those walls, seeking answers and documenting the adventure. Discover historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following European settlement. And meet the custodians…

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Master Class: Professional Column — Ends (part 1 )

As DSWA’s “Dry Stone Walling: Techniques and Traditions” points out walls have to start and finish somewhere more often than not at gateways (and to a lesser extent corners) so wall ends (heads/cheeks) are something you are likely to encounter early in your walling career and frequently thereafter. Consequently their construction is a technique useful…

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Master Class: Britain and Ireland’s Walling Treasures Sceilig Mhichíl – Skellig Michael

12km off the coast of Kerry, Southern Ireland, lie 2 natural old red devonian sandstone pyramids, the Skellig islands, effectively the westernmost point of the Kerry Mountains. Small Skellig is the home of over 25000 pairs of gannets, the larger island, Skellig Michael, also an important site for breeding sea-birds is a world heritage site,…

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