The Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia Inc. [DSWAA] is an active volunteer organisation comprising dry stone wall owners and enthusiasts, rural landholders, urban dwellers and practitioners in the craft of dry stone walling.
Dry stone walls and structures have been part of Australia’s history for hundreds of years. Built without mud or cement as ‘mortar’ they rely on the skill of the waller to make them strong and durable.
Dry stone walls are found right across the continent wherever stone has been available as a durable building material. Most dry stone construction is in the form of stone fences on pastoral or grazing land, but other uses include fish traps built by indigenous Australians, shelters in early mining settlements or beautiful sculptures and retaining walls in urban landscape settings.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit to our website, in particular the the various photo galleries. If you want to become a member or attend any of our activities, look under the Membership link and the News and Events tab for each State.