DSWAA conducts 3-4 field trips each year in country Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales to see some of the best examples of dry stone walls. Sites are chosen that have dry stone structures of great heritage significance and diversity. This can mean freestanding walls constructed over a century ago, Aboriginal fish traps that may be one of the oldest human constructions in the world, new walls, repaired walls, retaining walls, sheep washes and sculptures, usually in beautiful and historically fascinating parts of Australia.
Our field trips are sometimes combined with walling workshops and demonstrations. We also publicise workshops and events organised by wallers registered on our Directory. See our events calendar for what’s coming up.
We report on field trips in our journal – The Flag Stone – and you can see in the drop down pages below summaries of these and photos of the remarkable walls seen.
Here are some of the wallers who conduct workshops from time to time:
Alistair Tune (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Long (email@example.com) and Clive Abben (firstname.lastname@example.org) conduct workshops in Victoria.
New South Wales:
Geoff Duggan, (email@example.com) Bargo, 0409 122 951. Geoff has delivered more than 120 workshops over the last 20 years. See here for Geoff’s workshops in 2016 in Tarana, Couridjah and Greenethorpe
Andrew Garner and James Boxhall hold walling courses at Deloraine covering theory and practical component.
Also contact; Ian (Wally) Carline.
Please let us know of others coming up or give us feedback if you attended a workshop.