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YDHS Friday Talk September 2023

Bruce Munday—Dry Stone Walls

Yankalilla Library

Bruce Munday took us on a fascinating tour of dry-stone walls in South Australia ranging from Victor Harbor through the Flinders Ranges to Mount Lyndhurst, and across to the Nullarbor. His excellent photo collection and commentary included examples from Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, the South East and Kangaroo Island. We saw that dry stone walling was used for a variety of purposes including walls, boundary and internal fencing, creek beds, stock yards and stables.
The longest continuous dry-stone wall in Australia is known as the Camel Hump, which stretches approximately 67
kilometers from Farrell Flat to Booborowie in South Australia's mid-north.
The craftsmen who built the dry-stone walls, often in family groups, came from Irish, Scottish, or Cornish heritage and occasionally Afghans, and Italians interred during the Second World War.
Bruce has already published two books and plans to release another about dry-stone walls in the Fleurieu Peninsula soon. For more details go to

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