We love our stone walls

Kiama and the Western District of Victoria contain the best Australian examples of historic dry stone walls built in the 19th century. These walls help to shape the distinctive character of our area to this day, thanks to the work done to protect them.

Kiama and District Historical Society has secured Les Davey and Ian Downes to speak on this topic at their next meeting. They will be talking about the Kiama district’s dry stone walls and the involvement of Kiama Rotary Club with their protection and promotion as part of our local heritage.

Les is a former Kiama councillor, was the principal of Kiama Primary School, and was a driving force behind Kiama’s Dry Stone Wall Committee where the concept of the dry stone wall town entry markers was conceived. Ian is our present ‘Thomas Newing’ stonewall builder, having constructed twelve of our entrance markers, as well as other stonewalls in our area.

Details: Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm, Family History Centre underneath the Library

 

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