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

“The rainfall boundary, as fixed by Mr. Goyder is very accurate and fairly defines the line which at present divides the purely pastoral country and the rest of the Colony” – South Australian Parliamentary Papers, Report of Runs Commission, 1867 The South Australia landscape welcomed the use of stone as an irresistible building material for…

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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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Reading List – Nick Aitken’s Dry Stone Walling Guide

This must have dry stone walling guide is written by Nick Aitken with its particularly interesting tour of the dry stone walls stretching thousands of miles of stone ribbon stretching across the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Cotswolds guides you through construction methods which have existed for thousands of years. Indeed, dry stone…

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Reading List – Essential Edition w Sean Adcock

This specially collected series of dry stone walling essential books shares the writing and instruction of renowned, Sean Adcock, a Dry Stone Walling Association Master Craftsman . The selection of essential starter titles is a solid foundation to return to time and time again features the writing of the renowned Sean Adcock, DSWA Master Craftsman,…

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Reading List – Nick Aitken’s Dry Stone Walling – Materials and Techniques

Dry stone walls – the thousands of miles of stone ribbon stretching across the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Cotswolds – use construction methods which have existed for thousands of years. Indeed, dry stone structures in the Orkney Islands and Ireland are even older than the Egyptian pyramids. A dry stone wall…

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