Look Mum – no mortar! Dry-stone walling in rural South Australia

Monday 17 February 2020

Look Mum – no mortar! Dry-stone walling in rural South Australia

Presented by Dr Bruce Munday

Dry stone walls and structures are very much part of the South Australian cultural landscape. Although resistant to fire, termites and even earthquakes, many have been lost to development pressures. This presentation will explore some of Burnside’s dry stone assets and what they tell us of our history. It will also show that there is something of aresurgence in what might have been thought of as a dying craft.

Bruce Munday began his career with a research background in physics, but he quickly found that a penchant for esoteric research cut him off from many of his friends. In response he moved to teaching (where he had a captive audience) and with his wife Kristin moved to the Adelaide Hills. There they raised sheep, cattle and three children. Bruce later established his own business as a communications consultant in natural resource management. His well-received book Those Dry Stone Walls was followed by the award-winning Those Wild Rabbits.*

*Both books will be available for purchase on the evening.

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43317/2/2020

Look Mum – no mortar! Dry-stone walling in rural South Australia

Presented by Dr Bruce Munday

Dry stone walls and structures are very much part of the South Australian cultural landscape. Although resistant to fire, termites…

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B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

*: on location

Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room

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