Andrew Miller – Vice President
Andrew’s interest and involvement with the wonderful craft of dry stone walling developed when he resided in Camperdown from 1977 to 1999. He was a member of Corangamite Arts at the time and we saw an opportunity to raise awareness of the cultural and heritage value in the walls that crisscrossed much of the Corangamite landscape. The Corangamite Dry Stone Wall Conservation Project, publication of ‘If These Walls Could Talk’, formation of the DSWAA in Ballarat in 2003 and many wonderful field trips with DSWAA members have been highlights for him. He can’t recall how many years as Secretary! Andrew is a civil engineer by training and enjoys volunteering in Timor Leste, especially activity relating to the arts.
Bruce Munday – Journal editor
Bruce and his wife Kristin for 42 years ran a cattle property in the Adelaide Hills from which Bruce also worked as a communications consultant. He has had a long fascination with dry stone walls, built a few, run workshops and published a book on dry stone walls in SA: Those Dry-stone Walls. His most recent published book, Those Wild Rabbits, describes herculean but futile attempts to control the pest by every conceivable means including dry stone walls.
Raelene is an arts and culture practitioner. She was commissioned by the Australia Council to research drystone structures in the Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, UK. She curated the exhibition; A Stone Upon A Stone; undertook the Shire of Melton Dry Stone Walls Pride of Place Study and represented Australian at the Societe Pierre Seche, presenting at their bi-annual International Congresses.
Stuart trained in science, horticulture and landscape architecture, specialising in working on Australian World, National and NSW heritage areas, seeking wider acceptance of landscapes as valid type of heritage place worth managing better. Based in NSW, some of Stuart’s passions are learning lessons from historic gardens, lost plant diversity and dry stone walls.
Master Craftsman dry stone waller, Geoff Duggan is an advanced instructor, examiner and professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. As Director of Geogenic Landscapes, he is also a horticulturist, landscaper and Landscape Architect. His interest is in native plants and all aspects of dry stone walling from free standing walls, retaining walls and their incorporation into landscape, design and sculptural projects. Passionate about his craft and passing on his knowledge, he has conducted over 130 dry stone walling workshops over the last 20+ years.
Jim is an architect and town planner. While his work is mainly in inner Melbourne he has always been interested in the history of how Australia developed and travels widely in regional areas. He says; Preserving and celebrating the best dry stone structures will allow the stories behind and within them to be remembered and told.
Andrew is a DSWA-accredited waller who has worked professionally in northern Tasmania since 2004 on numerous projects for private, heritage and government sectors. He joined the committee in 2019
Lyn was formerly a Senator for Victoria and held the environment and heritage portfolios for the Australian Democrats. She was, prior to that, an art and design teacher. Lyn takes care of the DSWAA website and heads up the DSWAA communications committee.