In 19th century South Australia, dry-stone walls were a practical way to establish property boundaries and clear one’s land of ‘paddock stone’.
Although the walls require great skill and experience to construct, the stories of their builders are virtually absent from the historical record.
Bruce is a grazier and former physics teacher from the Mt Lofty Ranges. For decades he paid little heed to the old walls on his and surrounding properties. But in recent years he’s been travelling the state and uncovering a history hidden in plain sight: the stories and art of the dry-stone wallers”.