The DSWAA is keen to develop a comprehensive record of relevant Australian research reports, papers and publications. Details of the studies of which we are aware and their relevant links can be found below. If you know of other publications on the topic, we would be pleased to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building dry-stone walls – A guide for beginners, Bruce Munday, prepared for DSWAA, Sept 2014.
Dry Stone Work Fellowship Report, International Specialist Skills Institute, David Long 2003
Australia ICOMOS Historic Environment, vol. V11 2 (1989) The Drystone Walls of Victoria’s Western District. Rod McLellan 1989
A Stone Upon a Stone development and touring Corangamite Dry Stone Walls Conservation Project 1991–94, Raelene Marshall
If These Walls Could Talk, Report of the Corangamite dry stone wall conservation project, Corangamite Arts Council
Dry Stone Walls Study, for the Shire of Melton. 2004–06. Jim Holdsworth, David Moloney and Raelene Marshall
Vines G 1990. Built To Last: An Historical and Archaeological Survey of Dry Stone Walls in Melbourne’s Western Region, Living Museum of the West
UNESCO e-journal ‘Creative Communities, Cultural Vitality and Human Rights’ Raelene Marshall
Sheep Washes in Victoria by Paul Roser, 2004, Heritage Victoria (including Bessiebell dry stone wall sheep wash in the Western District)
Build to Last 1990, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West. An historical and archaeological survey of dry stone walls in the western region of Melbourne. T
Building the walls created fences and cleared the land at the same time. This book traces the history of these walls in the western region, identifies where they are and describes their construction.
New South Wales
Dry Stone Walls of Lennox Head. Malcolm Milner 2002
Those Dry-stone Walls. Stories from South Australia’s Stone Age, Bruce Munday, Kristin Munday. South Australia is blessed with beautiful stone – stone with colour, texture and light. Some of our stone structures have stood for 150 years, never touched by mortar. Available here.
Dry Stone Walls, Lawrence Garner UK 2007 – explains the reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft today.
Stone walls: Personal boundaries, Mariana Cook’s book of stone wall photographs “Far from being a travelogue, these beautiful black-and-white photographs portray the wall in landscape, the wall as abstract form, and the return of rocks to nature. Cook is fascinated with the juxtaposition of stones and geometric composition, as well as with the resonance betweens walls of different cultures. The walls photographed range from 1600 BC to the present time.” Trove.
Drystone retaining walls and their modifications – condition appraisal and remedial treatment, Dr MP O’Reilly & Dr J Perry, Ciria, London 2008
Dry Stone Walls, Lawrence Garner, Shire Publications 2007. This book explains the reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft today.
How to build walls, The Stone Trust, Vermont USA
Dry Stone Walling Introduction The Conservation Volunteers, UK
Useful international links
Project Alpter, Terraced Landscapes of the Alpine Arc, network of associations in Austria, Slovenia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland (in English, Italian and French)
Newsletter of Oxley & Yorkhsire Dales branch of DSWA(UK) Otley Rocks 12
Johnny Clasper – creative Yorkshire waller and designer
Stone Art – Irish waller and designer Sunny Wieler
Dry Stone Walling: Rock of ages, cleft for me, an insight into the history, craft and splendour of dry stone walling, Merchants & Makers, UK website.