Melton City Council won the Best Planning Ideas – Large Project category at the Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Excellence Awards on Friday 4 Nov 2016. [more]
Tim the Yowie Man on origins of mysterious stone walls criss-crossing the Monaro, Canberra Times 9 Jul 2016 [more]
Art plots lie of land at stadium, The West Australian 1 June 2016. A snaking wall that plunges into a whirlpool of stones is the first major outdoor artwork at the $1.4 billion Perth Stadium. British land-artist Chris Drury and two stone masons took three weeks to build the 190m-long The Wandering from 460 tonnes of Toodyay and Donnybrook stone under the $2 million Percent for Art Scheme for the Burswood stadium and sport precinct. [more]
Patience is the key to stone walling – Alistair Tune works in a profession that dates back millennia. 23 Jan 2016 Sydney Morning Herald.
If maintained, a wall will last many lifetimes as opposed to a post and wire fence. They have endured many bushfires and even proven to be a significant firebreak. [more]
Bruce Munday in conversation with Richard Fidler on ABC radio 22 July 2015 on the publication of Those dry-stone walls: stories from South Australia’s stone age [more]
No stone unturned, ABC Landline 17 May 2015 featuring Wally Carmine, Bruce Munday, Alistair Tune and Jim Holdsworth
A feature of many farming properties across southern Australia are dry-stone walls. Constructed mostly during the middle of the 19th century, they were initially built to clear land and to define boundaries. But Prue Adams reports our dry-stone construction culture goes back a long way – even before European settlement.